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Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

| November 30, 2016

Accessible parking spaces are mandatory for all parking facilities on a site, including garages and lots, a regulation required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Businesses and privately owned facilities that provide some kind of goods or services much also remove barriers to access in existing lots. How many accessible spaces should there be? […]

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Michigan Theater: Beat-up landmark or world’s most opulent parking lot?

Michigan Theater: Beat-up landmark or world’s most opulent parking lot?

| August 20, 2014

Described in the press as “a jewel” and “the world’s finest” during its heyday, the fall of the Michigan Theater in Detriot is indicative of the city’s decline from a prosperous car manufacturing hub to a struggling economy. The derelict theater that once made headlines for its opulence and magnificence – and was built atop […]

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Parking lot rage: Why so furious?

Parking lot rage: Why so furious?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard about road rage, but parking rage is just as common. Over 10% of respondents in a survey admitted to having gone to extreme measures to get a parking spot. Recent spate of attacks in parking lots Recently, a man named Christopher Heben was shot when he exchanged words with someone who nearly […]

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Audi testing cars that predict open parking spaces

Audi testing cars that predict open parking spaces

| January 29, 2014

Finding an empty parking space remains one of the most daunting tasks drivers face, but Audi’s got you covered. The German automobile manufacturer is working on an Urban Intelligent Assist research initiative that predicts when the parking spaces around your destination will open up. Initiative to address parking woes Besides its own group of researchers […]

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Should private companies issue parking tickets?

Should private companies issue parking tickets?

| January 16, 2014

Since 2010, LAZ Parking’s private officers have been writing thousands of tickets for parking violations in Chicago.  Hired by the city’s private concessionaire, Chicago Parking Meters, LAZ parking has managed to raise over 15 million in revenue to date, leaving some to wonder if there is more than meets the eye. In 2008, Chicago Parking Meters (CPM) […]

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Parking scams: the case of the fake parking attendant

Parking scams: the case of the fake parking attendant

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some creative and inglorious parking scams, but none seem so threatening as duplicitous parking attendants and valets. You’re often in a hurry to hop out of your car and get to an appointment or activity; in that rush some con artists are taking advantage of harried drivers. Be on […]

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Shakespeare finds an unusual stage — an NYC parking lot

Shakespeare finds an unusual stage — an NYC parking lot

| August 14, 2013

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare. Little did he know that one day his plays would be performed in a Lower East Side parking lot. For more than a decade, The Drilling Company has been staging the bard’s plays in parking lots. This year, they are performing “Richard III,” a decision made after the king’s bones […]

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