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Free parking in Bayonne to lure shoppers until New Year

Free parking in Bayonne to lure shoppers until New Year

December 11, 2013

The city of Bayonne, New Jersey has lifted parking fees in certain areas for the entire month of December. City officials hope that the free parking in Bayonne will help generate holiday business. The Bayonne Parking Utility has suspended parking fees at the city’s metered parking spots for all non-commercial vehicles. “The free parking program will […]

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How to find a parking spot during the holidays

How to find a parking spot during the holidays

December 4, 2013

Fighting for a parking spot may be less dramatic than gladiatorial combat, but it can be just  as fierce, oftentimes turning deadly. The problem peaks during the holidays with flocks of shoppers hitting the stores, endangering pedestrians and motorists alike. With over 38 million holiday travelers hitting the roads between Wednesday and Sunday — all […]

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The “new normal” in urban transportation: lower emissions, fewer cars

The “new normal” in urban transportation: lower emissions, fewer cars

November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since the mass production of automobiles almost a century ago, privately owned cars have dominated the urban transportation landscape. They allowed drivers to travel unprecedented distances — lending force as never before to the romantic idea of “the road trip,” and signalling an era of economic prosperity for many. As the years passed, however, our […]

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Parliament pushes parking ticket discounts for UK

Parliament pushes parking ticket discounts for UK

November 4, 2013

Parking ticket discounts… not for paying a parking ticket, but for fighting it? The policy is in place in at least two cities in the United States (New York and Louisville), and now Members of Parliament (MPs) are proposing the same for the UK. Currently, motorists issued parking citations receive a 50 percent parking ticket discount — […]

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Shared parking spaces could be the answer to your parking woes

Shared parking spaces could be the answer to your parking woes

October 1, 2013

Parking is considered a scarce commodity in America even though, on average, three non-residential parking spaces exist for every registered car here. America has 300 million citizens with 255 million registered cars and almost 800 million parking spaces. Still, finding a parking space at the right place and the right time is tough. Daily commuters searching for a […]

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3 addictively fun online parking games

3 addictively fun online parking games

September 27, 2013

Parking your car might be a pain in crowded streets, so mix it up and park at your computer! While beginner levels of these addictively fun parking games may be a cakewalk, reaching higher levels requires dexterity and strategizing – just like in the real world. Here are the top three online parking games that […]

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The evolution of valet parking

The evolution of valet parking

September 16, 2013

What got off the ground as a luxury for only the richest of the rich, valet parking has become an unrestricted service accessible to many. These days, it’s common in many public places like airports, health clubs, hospitals, and even cinemas. So how did the humble valet make his (or her) way from the aristocratic […]

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Charlotte County designates reserved parking for wounded veterans

Charlotte County designates reserved parking for wounded veterans

June 18, 2013

Over forty businesses in Charlotte County now have VIP parking spaces for veterans who have been wounded in combat. The reserved parking spaces will be marked with signs that say “Combat Wounded” and a Purple Heart medal symbol. This parking program is a first for Florida. The Gasparilla Gazette reports, “Forty signs were donated by […]

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Free parking fallacies: Infographic & report

Free parking fallacies: Infographic & report

April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

[raw] [/raw] We at MyParkingSign are in a unique position to discern trends in how people are managing their parking lots. As part of an internal study, we looked into why some parking signs are selling more and others less, and why lot owners are looking for an increasingly diverse set of parking signs and […]

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Drunk driving: effects on your body and driving behavior

Drunk driving: effects on your body and driving behavior

April 5, 2013

On average, a drunk driver has driven under the influence of alcohol 80 times before the first arrest, reports MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Everyday nearly 30 people in the U.S are killed in motor vehicle crashes involving a drunk driver. Impact of Alcohol on Judgment: Accidents due to alcohol-impaired driving are caused when the […]

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Parking lot accidents: statistics, causes, and liability

Parking lot accidents: statistics, causes, and liability

March 29, 2013

Parking lots are a common sight in the US and so are accidents that take place in them. A staggering one of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot, and 14% of all claims of auto damage involve collisions therein. One of the major reasons behind collisions, injuries and fatalities that happen […]

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