Author Archives: Paul Martinez Smith

A Government Website that’s got Glitches, but Makes Sense

A new website created by the City of Los Angeles will show drivers where they can expect to get a ticket or where they can park without being cited on any particular day. The idea sounds a bit dodgy at … Continue reading

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Dozens of car keys lost at Miami lot

Cruise ship passengers in Miami disembarked from their dream vacation to a valet parking nightmare: their cars keys were lost. Read the article here. Vehicle owners have had to get new keys made and drive rental cars in the meantime. … Continue reading

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City Vows to Enforce Parking Regulations

City of Salem Vows to Strictly Enforce Downtown Parking Rules Read the article here. This headline is pretty much the stamp of failure. If you create rules, enforcement should be a no-brainer. If you have to make a vow to … Continue reading

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Parking Perks for Green Vehicles Unnecessary

A high school in East Bridgewater, Mass. is offering 20 reserved parking spaces for teachers who drive fuel-efficient cars. The plan is to inspire more teachers to drive “green” cars so that the school can earn a Leadership in Energy … Continue reading

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Arguments about parking boil over quickly

If it seems like a lot of these posts are about San Francisco, that’s because it has just about the worst parking problems in the country, besides New York City. The high population and topography are challenging enough, but strong … Continue reading

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Common Sense Saves the Day

In a stunning turn of events, parking authorities in England have recommended motorists fight more parking tickets and have a plan to make it easier for them to do so. At present, motorists who appeal a ticket miss their window … Continue reading

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Trouble at Trader Joe’s

The headline was just a teaser – there really is no trouble at Trader Joe’s. Just because people complain doesn’t mean there is actually a problem. It’s still the place where you can get good wine and cheese on the … Continue reading

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Open mouth, insert tire

Handicapped parking is a hot button for me and a lot of people. The issue with having hot buttons, however, is that they are easily, and sometimes, unnecessarily, pushed. Being suspicious of every person parked in a handicapped spot is … Continue reading

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Privacy and Parking

In Milwaukee, a new system for parking enforcement has raised concern in residents.Now, parking permits will be issued a permit number that will be electronically linked to their license plate. City vehicles equipped with cameras will drive through streets checking … Continue reading

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Soccer Field Built on Parking Structure

The brainiacs at the Milwaukee School of Engineering have shown us all what they are made of: they built their new soccer stadium on top of its very own parking facility. Read the article here. The turf is synthetic, the … Continue reading

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