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June 2019

Restrict Voting to Where there is a Place to Park – Oh Please…

Here’s the headline: Florida Lawmakers Aim to Restrict Early Voting Locations Based on Parking Availability. You can read the entire article through the link on parknews.biz. I guess I have two problems with this. The first deals with parking. Have … Continue reading

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Chauntry At San Diego Intl for One Year

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’S PARKING RESERVATIONS PLATFORM MARKS SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR  Chauntry’s Pre-Booking Platform V18 Used By 68,000 Travelers  San Diego, CA (June 27, 2019)—San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently marked its first year offering pre-booking to travelers parking in … Continue reading

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Astrid on Vacation, Any Errors at PN are JVH’s

Park News editor Astrid is off in the jungles of Florida visiting her parents and celebrating her birthday. She has left Parknews in my incapable hands. This is not a bad thing, it teaches me just how hard it is … Continue reading

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30 Ways to Make On Street Fees More Palatable

Can you imagine – a list of 30 ways you can make on street parking fees more palatable to the public. Are there 30 ways? Well Paul Barter thinks so and put his blog where his mouth is. Over at … Continue reading

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Parking – Is it about Obsession – Col Kurtz and Captain Ahab

Melbourne’s Elizabeth Taylor has written a fantastic piece for the online publication of Monash University which takes us through the maze of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and likens our industry’s major issues to the obsession of Conrad’s major character. … Continue reading

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BART, Carpools, and Apps

I’m sort of shooting in the dark here, and probably don’t have all the facts, so if anyone knows more and sees a problem with my comments, let me know. I got this from a two minute TV newscast. You … Continue reading

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FOMO – Is it the First or Last Thing you Consider

David Zipper, writing over at CityLab, posits the following: There are a handful of policy phrases that reliably trigger outrage among urban mobility wonks. “Sharrow” is one; “parking minimum” is another.  I’d like to suggest a couple more: “first in … Continue reading

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Road Diet

Now there’s a term I hadn’t seen. The concept is that a four-lane street or road be shrunk to two traffic lanes with the rest for bicycles, buses, turning lanes, etc. This is done at a cost of 1 to … Continue reading

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The Chicken or the Egg

The city of New York is considering installing electric vehicle charging stations at some on street locations. If your goal is to entice folks to purchase EV’s and they live in areas where there are no garages where drivers can … Continue reading

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Wow! – This is Fan Friggin Tastic

The school board in Jersey City, NJ, has decided to let people park on their school lots during times when the lot is unused. And they are going to make money at it. Read about it on parknews.biz. They are … Continue reading

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