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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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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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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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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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