Author Archives: Paul Martinez Smith

Are parking apps dangerous?

If you’re looking for parking, you’re probably driving. So, unless there is another person in the car who can use the app for you, how do you you use a parking app safely? Cleveland area residents are asking the same … Continue reading

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People parking badly

Last fall, a Des Moines man and his wife both lost their jobs at a local hospital for parking in the Emergency Room lot. One of the pair had a permit for a paid lot nearby. The firing came under … Continue reading

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Don’t let it snow anymore

Winter weather is the theme of many a news article lately. In New York City, residents are up in arms about parking tickets issued for cars actually stuck in place by ice. A water leak created a 3 to 4 … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland a Parking Nightmare

“Dibs” is something my brothers and I used to yell if we wanted our chair back when we returned from the bathroom. “Dibs” was what we said when there was one cookie left in the jar. “Dibs” was for the … Continue reading

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Airport Employee Parking Not Secure

I wonder as I wander, no wait, Christmas is over. I wonder as I mosey through the security line at the airport, if everyone who provides security, meals, janitorial service, maintenance and mechanical support for the airport subject to the … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Crime Too Easy

Parking lots and crime often go hand in hand. Something about a closed off parking garage or the wide open spaces of a parking lot give criminals the idea that they are going to be protected in their evil doing. … Continue reading

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Climbing wall dresses up parking structure

It’s safe to say I have no idea where Utrecht is, but I like what I’ve read about a parking garage recently completed for the University of Utrecht. It has 2,000 parking spots, and a bike shelter, and a public … Continue reading

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No parking at Boston Condominium

I love to see somebody putting their money where their mouth is. Sometimes it seems like there’s just so much talking and so little doing. I keep reading about the “new generation” that doesn’t want to live in the suburbs … Continue reading

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Hospitals quantify parking fees, but nothing else

A Washington Post blogger points out the sad truth that hospitals around the country can tell you what their parking rates are, but not the charges for a test, scan, or operation. Researchers Jillian Bernstein and Joseph Bernstein called 20 … Continue reading

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Park and Be Generous

It’s heartwarming that the simple act of parking can be transformed into a gesture of giving. Red parking meters in downtown San Diego take payments for parking, as well as donations for individuals and families in need. According to the … Continue reading

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