Banff, Alberta awaits: A parking and transportation tale of the 2017 Conference Host Site

By Darren Enns The town of Banff is set in the confluence of three river valleys in some of the most biologically diverse lands in Banff National Park. The town site, which is just under 4 square kilometres, sits at...

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Parking delinquents: careless, unlucky, absent-minded, scofflaws – a little bit of all this?

Illegal parking is a major nuisance in urban environments. It leads to reduced traffic speeds, congestion, changes in travel modes, loss of revenue from valid parking spaces, decline in respect for the law and even to accidents1. Illegally parked drivers...

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Can you charge for parking at WalMart?

By Chelsea Webster, ParkPlus System The world must be ending; casinos in Las Vegas are making it the norm to charge for parking1. In life, there are very few guarantees – but free parking at a casino in Vegas, or...

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Accessible Parking Enhancements: The New Frontier

By Patricia Kierans, MA Candidate in Critical Disability Studies, York University We have all seen cars cruising around and around parking lots, looking for the ‘sweet spot’ parking space that will get them closest to their destination.  And for accessible...

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Procurement: Request for Proposal Process Unravelled from your Perspective

By Chelsea Webster & Richard Simpson, ParkPlus System Procurement Many in sales might suggest this should be considered a four letter word.  Having experienced two sides of this process, I know it can be a great tool and it can be...

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Unique complete Brazilian solution for Valet Parking ready to reach Canada

By Giovani Forner, Director of Research and Development Brazil is widely known for its amazing natural beauties and top soccer players, but now a group of engineers from Porto Alegre wants to place the country as a leader also in...

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Explaining the Internet of Vehicles

By Chelsea Webster Let’s start out with a quick poll: What model year is your vehicle? Okay so there was only one respondent, but I think it’s safe to say that with new car sales of 3.8 million in Canada1 and 34.5...

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Dissecting Parking in a Smart City

By Chelsea Webster Parking is an easy first step for a municipality to take towards becoming a smart city because the technology already exists, and it can be tested and proven with minimal resources. Key points A Smart City is defined...

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Snow Removal: Maintenance for Parking Structures in Winter Conditions

In areas where winter weather affects the operation of a parking structure, removal of snow and ice is necessary, if not paramount, for functional performance, the public’s safety, and the long-term durability of the structure. Snow and ice removal...

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Optimum Parking Management – Technological Innovation

Nothing is possible without the genius of the human being INTRODUCTION: Smart parking: the importance of the human factor In a world where everything is becoming automated, where machines that make our daily life simpler become more and more intelligent and autonomous,...

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