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2014

Photo Book Celebrates/Mocks Parking Garage Decorations

If you’ve ever doubted the cultural significance of parking, consider a just-published coffee table book by Andy Spade. According to the Wall Street Journal: A few days ago, just under the wire for the holiday season, Mr. Spade released “Parking … Continue reading

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Variable rates make parking easier?

I’m not sure I dare disagree with a parking expert like Donald Shoup, but as a parking civilian, I have my doubts about at least one of his theories. I think the difference in our perspectives is the crux of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, for Pete’s Sake.

I visited a friend at a major corporation last week. When she walked into the lobby to greet me she said “happy holidays”  I responded “Merry Christmas.”  The receptionist said under her breath, but loud enough for all to hear … Continue reading

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Parking Elf Strikes Again

A Colorado Springs business owner is making it a holiday tradition to dress up like an elf and hand out parking money. According to gazette.com, Richard Gorman, will be giving parkers change for their meters today, Monday and Tuesday. This … Continue reading

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A lot of Holiday Parking

In a move that could be called genius, but is really just plain common sense, San Antonio International Airport has opened an extra parking lot for the holidays. According to ksat.com: The new “Green Lot” will be open starting Monday, … Continue reading

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Something About Glass Houses

We all make mistakes. I never do anything much worse than forget to floss, but it’s a mistake nonetheless, and I hope people will not judge – my teeth, gums and dentist will punish me enough. OK, and maybe I … Continue reading

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$25 an hour, on street…

I also saw this story  as I was perusing parknews.biz.  Seems the city dads and moms in Brisbane in the land of OZ are giving the first 15 minutes at a parking meter for free. They were told that it … Continue reading

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Should On Street Parkers Pay by the Foot? The Donald Thinks So!

Don Shoup is at it again. We ran an article in Parking Technology Today in October which was scheduled for his “Access” magazine.  We titled it “Can Policy make Parking Meters More Attractive. Today, Astrid has blasted it all over … Continue reading

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Holiday Parking Perks

Besides the gifts and the parties, there’s something else about that holiday season that makes it so enjoyable: the sense that just about anything can happen. I remember when I was a child the magic of the season being all … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Attendant Gets Envelope Full of…

…Money I’m sure most parking attendants and enforcement officers out there have dozens of stories about being yelled at, sworn at and threatened, but a parking lot attendant in Oklahoma has quite a different story to tell this week. Mr. … Continue reading

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