Those awaiting the imminent death of parking might want to keep the champagne corked a bit longer.
Reading breathless media accounts, you might be tempted to throw on a black veil, light some candles and make sure the funeral director is on the speed dial. Swarmed by biting Ubers, overdosing on parking taxes, strangled by congestion pricing and, of course, trampled by the oncoming hordes of autonomous vehicles, the parking industry is surely doomed to death by a thousand cuts.
But sometimes “getting cut” is a good thing, no?
Parking may indeed be disappearing, but it is not dying. Rather, parking is becoming a transparent component of a seamless journey to and from the mobility consumer’s destination of choice.
Like a bodybuilder, parking is shedding some fat and adding some muscle, in this case MaaS – “Mobility-as-a-Service”.
Parking professionals are realizing that while managing parking is sometimes akin to being marooned on a desert island, building bridges can end the isolation.
MaaS is just such a bridge, continuing what we have termed in the past, the “vertical integration of the parking experience”. But perhaps we should now coin a new term, the “vertical integration of the mobility experience”.
The H2H2H Foundation is pleased to continue its longstanding support for the work of prolific author, blogger, consultant and academic Dr. Paul Barter of ReinventingParking.org and ReinventingTransport.org.
Hailed by Parking Magazine as a candidate to bear the mantle as “the next Don Shoup”, Paul is Australian by origin and now resides and teaches in Singapore.
He has consulted worldwide with numerous public and private entities on parking policy and has originated a number of groundbreaking thought pieces on parking management. These have included his concepts on “Walkable Parking” and the “RESPOND” model of parking management, which you can read more about on his website.
Paul is revving up his outreach with a new podcast slated to begin very soon. Anyone interested in parking policy on a municipal level would benefit from tuning in. Learn more and sign up here:
The podcast is free; however, we urge you to consider support of this nonprofit effort to spread best practices in parking and mobility management.
And if you are involved in urban transportation and mobility management, don’t forget to peruse his seminal work at ReinventingTransport.org.
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The H2H2H Foundation proudly welcomes Sue Flack, an expert in parking and transportation, as a new member of our cutting-edge translation team. A native English speaker, she resides in Nottingham (the city of Robin Hood) in the United Kingdom (UK).
Sue originally trained as a land use planner, but soon broadened her perspective to include both transport and planning in London and Nottingham. She holds Masters’ degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and in Urban and Regional Planning.
Leading the development of Nottingham’s ground-breaking workplace parking levy (a charge on workplace parking, which provides finance for sustainable transport initiatives and discourages car commuting), Sue later became Director of Planning and Transport at Nottingham City Council. She has also consulted on international projects and since 2016 has advised local authorities in the UK on transport strategies.
In 2017, she was awarded a degree in Modern Language Studies (Spanish and French) and is currently enjoying a part-time, post-graduate course in Translation Studies.
Sue’s unique combination of transport and parking expertise, alongside language and translation abilities, will add to the resources of H2 and play an important role in its worldwide expansion.
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Panama City, Republic of Panama, 5 July 2018 – The H2H2H Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of parking industry veteran Gary Neff, CEO of New York City-based Park Assist, to its Board of Governors. The Governors guide the Foundation in its overall direction, vision and mission.
The H2H2H Foundation is an international, nonprofit organization promoting excellence in the delivery of efficient and sustainable “Mobility Management” (MM) services. MM is an innovative, worldwide trend in the public parking and transportation sector.
MM promotes communication and collaboration between managers of different elements of the transportation infrastructure within a particular community. These elements might include, for example, parking facilities, public transit networks, tollways, car ferries, car/bike sharing and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Park Assist, a subsidiary of the Netherlands-based THK Group, is a premium provider of Parking Guidance Systems (PGS) and business intelligence solutions. Park Assist pioneered the first camera-based system for parking guidance. Over the past decade, the firm has become an industry leader in PGS with successful installations spanning 35 countries.
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Guatemala, April 1 2018: Startling new revelations about the size and scope of the ancient Central American Mayan civilization have antiquities scholars agape. These new discoveries are now roiling the parking and transportation world as well, thanks to additional insights provided by a self-described, “parkaeologist”.
Hidden Maya Leafy Green Suburbs
According to the National Geographic magazine, “Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, revealing the ruins of a sprawling pre-Columbian civilization that was far more complex and interconnected than most Maya specialists had supposed.”
Academics are already debating the purpose of the many structures unveiled by the LiDAR research. The expanse of the ruins, covering hundreds of square miles, has also further fueled speculation on the centuries-old mystery of how and why the Mayan civilization collapsed.
University of Freedonia at Laputa Adjunct Professor for Mesoamerican Antiquities, Dr. Cosmo Kardashian, is not surprised by these discoveries. He claims that mainstream science knows what killed the Mayan culture, but has conspired to ignore the truth, due to entrenched special interests.
So, Dr. Kardashian, what destroyed the Maya?