Parking Ponderings

Happy Holidays, Happy Parkers




Hey, that’s my spot!

As the holidays are quickly approaching, people everywhere are scurrying for parking spots. At a time when tensions are high, excitement is palpable, and everyone has somewhere they needed to be fifteen minutes ago, parking guidance is more relevant than ever. Make […]

Parking Guidance and Long Distance Relationships

The main purpose of parking guidance is quite simple – give your parkers the best data to make the most informed decisions before they travel or search for a spot. Have you thought of giving better data to parkers based on where they are? Should everyone see the same occupancy levels no matter where they […]

Parking Guidance on your Back to School Shopping List

Class Schedule…check. Textbooks…Check. Laptop…Check. Parking Guidance…check!
Adam starts class at 10:20, has a 2 hour break at 2, and has class at 6 pm every other day. Professor Hinting teaches every Tuesday and Thursday but is available in her office on Wednesday evenings. Steven just sat in traffic for 15 minutes and needs parking immediately or […]

Managing Stress with Parking Counting and Guidance Technology

In the parking profession, we often have to deal with stressed patrons. Lateness, an impact of our increasingly congested roadways, increases stress levels for drivers as they struggle to arrive to their destinations on time. Whether it’s a hospital appointment, flight, movie, or math class, being late creates a negative experience. It also starts the […]

Using Parking Counter Technology To Reveal Payment Compliance

In an effort to reduce both manpower and technology costs from parking operations, many operators and asset owners have transitioned from fully manned gated facilities to self-directed payment schemes (pay and display, pay by plate, pay by space, pay by phone). While the savings of these control methods are evident and immediate upon the removal […]

4 Quick Tips for Using Parking Occupancy Data

With the increasing prevalence of parking counting and parking guidance technology in parking facilities across the globe, asset owners are now provided with new, accurate sets of occupancy data that were not always previously available. As this technology is implemented, managers are now challenged on how to quickly use the data in a meaningful manner […]

When to say LOT FULL?

As a parking manager, there was nothing I liked more than seeing that every space was filled in my garages, and my client’s facilities had optimized their capacity. But is indicating FULL on your parking counting VMS (Variable Messaging sign) always the best option to show oncoming motorists? Are there any times where it’s best not to be full?

While […]