Solar PV Covered Parking Benefits

By Jay Boychuk and Lisa Oelke, hb Solar Canada Parking lots are assets for those that charge for the spaces within them, or need them to attract customers or even employees. They serve one main purpose, to provide a place...

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Improving Your Lot’s Life

By Scott Sounart, PE Parking lots play a vital role in the success of the buildings they serve, serving as a de-facto lobby and delivering the initial impression of the property. A run-down parking lot creates an unattractive and unwelcoming...

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From waste to a useable ground reinforcement: Recycling Plastic can solve many parking issues

By Elizabeth Hueftlein   We’ve suffered enough from cold-cracked, pot-holed, muddy parking lots with puddles the size of lakes.  Let’s face it, the Canadian climate just isn’t very kind to concrete and asphalt. And I won’t even mention the problems...

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Parking in the driverless era

By Danielle Desjardins We are on the brink of a revolution, a revolution that will profoundly affect society, change the way cities look and function and fundamentally transform how people and goods move. It’s been dubbed the “driverless revolution” and it...

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How to choose the right traffic bollard for your business

By Brad Done Parking lot safety all comes down to selecting the right bollard Bollards are often over-looked but they play a significant role in the safety and aesthetics of almost every business. In a way, they are kind of like...

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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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