Author Archives: Paul Martinez Smith

The parking attendant stole my money…

…except he wasn’t the parking attendant. In Denver, a parking lot employee poseur has been taking money from parking patrons, even though the signs state clearly for them to “pay machine only.” According to denver.cbslocal.com: “Police hope to catch the … Continue reading

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Venue needed for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Shakespeare said “All the world is a stage” and he was right, thoughI’m not sure he was thinking of parking lots. Some 20 years ago a group of would-be thespians put together Shakespeare in the Parking Lot in New York … Continue reading

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Hallelujah for Free Sunday Parking!

The end of Sunday parking fees is here. After a year or so of charging for Sunday meter parking, San Francisco is repenting its policy. Mayor Ed Lee has seen the light and cancelled the Sunday paid parking program to … Continue reading

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The Dead Park for Free

There’s always a lot to say about the abuse of disabled parking placards, and usually, it’s about the low-down, rotten people cheating the system. This article gives adequate attention to the cheaters, but makes a good point that the system … Continue reading

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The Sign Says “Read Sign Carefully”

A Los Angeles website that claims to highlight the best and the worst of LaLa land has published a photo of a 1-minute parking sign. LAist.com reports the sign is in the Brentwood area and that officials have been notified … Continue reading

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Under overpass parking eliminated in Birmingham

In Birmingham, Alabama near the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, some 700 parking spots are about to be eliminated. According to Al.com the Alabama Department of Transportation has mandated that the parking lot under Interstate 20/59 be closed due to safety issues. … Continue reading

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Theft is a Wake Up Call

Some people take the concept of “profit sharing” into their own hands. An employee is believed to have stolen $336 from a Jeanette, Pennsylvania city lot that only recently began charging for parking. That’s not a lot of money, but … Continue reading

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An Adventure In Parking

There’s a lot of parking news out there – and even a special place for the best of it to be gathered at ParkNews.biz. Between all the technical and legal stuff I found this particular piece and it is highly … Continue reading

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An education in parking near schools

Schools are notorious for creating parking issues. Whether it’s an elementary school, high school trade school or university, the parking situation is going to be cyclical and crowded. For the people who live near schools, this is, at the very … Continue reading

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How We Kill Capitalism

Here’s a new one, Citi Bike, a bike-sharing program in New York City, is being required to reimburse New York for revenue lost since 2013. According to the Wall Street Journal: Such parking reimbursement requirements aren’t common, according to Paul … Continue reading

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