Parking ticket tales from home and abroad
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman.
I lovingly remember my daughter’s bedtime as a time for storytelling. She’d nestle under the covers and wait for me to begin…Once upon a time, a long, long time ago….Her eyes became glassy and her entire body relaxed, ready for sleep.
You may not be ready for bed, but I’ve got some parking and parking ticket tales to tell. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago
Does the captain deserve a parking ticket?
My jaw dropped watching this tale of maritime navigation gone wild. Image the damage this ship’s captain could do parking on Queens Boulevard?
Bike Lanes Led to 49% Increase in Retail Sales
Yea right! And, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.
Whether or not you love ’em or hate ’em, there is evidence that bike lanes are great for retail businesses in NYC.
Back in November 2012, the New York Department of Transportation released a report called Measuring the Street: New Metrics for the 21st Century, which had some compelling figures on the way that local business benefits from bike-lanes, for the fairly obvious reason that cyclists find it easy to stop and shop, as compared to drivers, who are more likely to continue on to a mall with a big parking lot, or shop online.”
Here’s a link to the fascinating article.
How do your parking skills compare?
What I love is that I learned about this video by reading a U.K. newspaper, The Telegraph.
Did you get a parking ticket on February 10, 2015?
If you were one of the unfortunate members of the NYC driving public who didn’t move their cars on this date because of snow, you were not alone.
New Yorker’s on Tuesday had to dig through snow and ice to remove their cars before they were ticketed as parking rules went back into effect. Adding to their angst, some drivers said no street sweepers or snowplows came through once cars were moved.
Toronto’s king of fire hydrant dwarf’s our best fire hydrant earner
Since 2008, cars that parked too close to the hydrant at 393 University Ave. have been ticketed 2,962 times. Those fines add up to $289,620 —more than any other hydrant in the city.
Here’s a list of the city’s top 10 earning fire hydrants, when it comes to parking ticket revenue
1. 393 University Ave., $289,620
2. 112 Merton St., $212,300
3. 33 Elmhurst Ave., $207,030
4. 56 The Esplanade, $191,110
5. 5519 Yonge St., $173,330
6. 99 Atlantic Ave., $163,760
7. 361 University Ave., $152,530
8. 43 Elm St., $152,220
9. 5100 Yonge St., $145,310
10. 6 Spring Garden Ave., $131,110
Compare Toronto’s money leader with the best NYC has to offer.
…and they lived happily ever after.
Good night, Julie.
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