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The Real Problem with Having 800 Million Parking Spaces

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Apr 21, 2017 5:29:56 PM in All Things Parking, Cities and Municipalities

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I'm going to start this post with an argument: there are too many parking spaces in the U.S. Too many parking spaces? Sounds strange, right, considering that half of this blog is dedicated to discussing the difficulty of finding even one. There is a real issue, however, that has to do with dedicating too much space to parking.

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Great New Partnerships in Denmark and Countdown to Summer Season

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Apr 13, 2017 12:00:30 PM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities

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We've got some news about exciting new partnerships that we’ve recently set up in one of our key markets, Denmark! We are thrilled to introduce the cooperation with each one of the great companies and give you an even better overall experience with us! In addition, summer is coming, and so is holiday season. ParkMan is right there with all the summer travellers, and below you can also read more about that.

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ParkMan Launched in First Spanish City: “León Values Innovative Tech”

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Apr 7, 2017 2:26:17 PM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News, Cities and Municipalities

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In March 2017, ParkMan arrived in Spain - and we couldn’t be more excited. The first city to adopt our parking app is León, a mid-sized city of 130 000 inhabitants in the northwest of the country in the region of Castilla y León.  

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Should You Know More About Drivers Who Use Your Parking Spots?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Mar 31, 2017 4:46:39 PM in Private Parking Providers

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What does it mean to manage customers in a better way? It means two things: added value for your parking company, and added value for the drivers. The key thing is to know who the customers are. Do you?

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We All Want Better Parking, but Whose Responsibility Is It?

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Mar 17, 2017 3:35:20 PM in Cities and Municipalities, Private Parking Providers

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I watched a panel discussion about smart parking some time ago, and while it was very interesting and insightful, it also revealed the segmentation of the industry. There was talk about silos, polarization and misunderstandings between different stakeholders. How could the dialogue be improved?

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Fifty Shades of Green: Why Smart Parking Is More Sustainable

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Mar 10, 2017 3:04:28 PM in All Things Parking, Cities and Municipalities

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We all know that climate change is not only a reality, it’s an increasing threat for our lives as we know them. Researchers are unanimous: we need to find ways to improve our habits so that we can prolong the lifespan of our precious planet. In this post, we’ll discuss the ecological benefits of smart parking.

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Meet the ParkMan Team: Erik, our Visual Designer

by Anna-Kaisa Mäkinen posted on Mar 3, 2017 2:35:38 PM in All Things Parking, ParkMan News

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Whenever you navigate to parkman.io or see our sign on a parking meter, you’re looking at the work of Erik, our designer. He is the artist of the bunch, and the driving force behind ParkMan’s visual branding.

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