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Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen


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What Is the Free Parking Problem, and How Can It Be Solved?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jul 20, 2017 11:24:00 AM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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First of all, building parking facilities costs, and so does maintaining them. In that sense, the term “free parking” is, in itself, already an oxymoron. In this post, though, we are looking at parking pricing from the perspective of city functionality. According to research, only smartly priced parking is a good idea - why? And how can that be achieved?

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5 Cool Things You Can Do with the ParkMan App (Besides the Obvious)

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jul 7, 2017 10:04:00 AM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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As a ParkMan user, you already know the basic (and awesome!) things that you can do with our parking app: see parking areas on the map, see the rates, extend or end parking whenever and pay for parking with one tap. In short, an overall improvement of the parking experience. (For a more concrete breakdown of the “traditional” parking experience, check our previous blog post).

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Meet the ParkMan Team: Ekaterina, our Online Marketing Specialist

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jun 22, 2017 4:28:46 PM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News

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Ekaterina, our Online Marketing Specialist, makes sure that as many drivers and parking providers as possible know about the awesomeness of the ParkMan app. It’s her making that the reach of our product and vision is constantly expanding, and that more and more people know that we can help them solve parking.  

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This Is Why You Won't Lose Your Job to Parking Technology

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Jun 9, 2017 3:23:19 PM in Private Parking Providers

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Now that tech is here, the one looming fear is that when some tasks will be replaced by automation, that will result in job loss. So, while digitalization is exciting, it also arises doubts and speculation. In this post, we will explain how technology affects parking operators - and why there's no reason to be afraid.

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Meet the ParkMan Team: Francesco, our Country Manager for Italy

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on May 26, 2017 4:53:13 PM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News

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As of early in 2017, the ParkMan app has been in use in Italy, and currently works in three cities with more on the way. Our Country Manager for Italy, Francesco, our born and bred Sicilian is the reason Italy is one of the six countries where drivers can park with our parking app.

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Huge Milestone: ParkMan Has Been Launched in the U.S.

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on May 12, 2017 10:02:55 AM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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After successfully conquering terrain in Europe, ParkMan has made the big leap across the ocean and achieved the ultimate milestone: as of May 2017, we have our first client in the U.S.A.

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7 Worrying Facts That Prove the Parking Industry Needs Fixing

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Apr 27, 2017 5:00:33 PM in All Things Parking

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The parking industry is problematic in many ways. We all know that it’s hard to find parking, complicated to pay for parking, and annoying to receive parking fines. That’s only half of the big picture, though. Below we’ve collected the most troubling facts about unorganized parking that result from failed parking management.

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