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October 2018

A Fly in our Shoup…

What a great headline – Astrid found it over at Forbes and posted on parknews.biz. It’s written by a lawyer who posits its not the “High Cost of Free Parking,” but the high cost of NOT parking that’s causing congestion … Continue reading

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A Single Finger Salute to “Middle Aged Men in Lycra”

Our cousins in the UK have similar problems with central cities dying and folks heading to shopping centers and Amazon on line. See “Our schizophrenic attitude to driving and shopping” Astrid has linked on parknews.biz. This chap, Paul Finch, has … Continue reading

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Disruption in the Parking Industry, I don’t think so

    First, let’s decide what “disruption” really means. I like this definition from Wikipedia: In business, a disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, … Continue reading

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Parking at Costco – I have a solution

I just got back from Costco. It is surrounded by acres of free parking. When I arrived I drove to a far corner of the lot, parked in one of the 100 available spaces, and took a three minute (by … Continue reading

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If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Some apartment dwellers in East Orange, NJ, have a parking problem, at least from their point of view. They are reaping the result of separating out the cost of parking from their rent and the difference can be as much … Continue reading

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Your Corporate Web Site – Have you looked at it lately, really looked?

The other day I want to the grocery store and bought a bottle Carnivore wine. A modest little red but we like it. When I got home I fired up the ole computer and on the first page I opened … Continue reading

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Self-driving cars are coming, but developers aren’t reducing parking yet, survey finds

Wow, so many things wrong with that headline, and I haven’t even gotten to the story in the LA Times. You can read the entire thing on parknews.biz. Let’s see – Self driving cars are coming – sure, but when. … Continue reading

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Get a Flu Shot, Dammit

Last week I visited my doctor for a scheduled check up. The receptionist asked me if I wanted a flu shot. I said yes. The tech that walked me to the examining room asked if I wanted a flu shot. … Continue reading

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