Parking Bollards for Every Problem: Do Any of These “Bad Parkers” Sound Familiar To You?

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We frequently get asked this question. What are the different types of bollards available and in what situation would you choose them? There are as many different types of parking bollards as there are parking problems. To illustrate this, we’ve placed the different types of bollards into some of the various “bad parker” scenarios they…

Parking at twice the cost of a new luxury car??

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Did you know ….? The record for the most expensive parking spot in Sydney doubles the cost of a brand new Porsche Cayenne? Are you ready for this? The record for the most expensive sale of a car parking space in Sydney is a whopping total of $ $264,000. Bet you didn’t realise a parking…

What Are The Different Kinds of Parking Bollards? Why Should You Choose Them?

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There are several aspects people consider when selecting the ideal bollard parking solution to address their parking problem. The best way to choose a bollard parking solution should be to consider the following factors: application of use affordability convenience personal preference. If one of these factors is critical to you, you may want to take…

Can a Formula 1 Racing Car Drive Upside Down? 🏎️🏎️ 💨💨

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FUN FACT: Can a Formula 1 car really drive upside down? 🏎️💨 According to the Formula 1 Official website, the answer is YES. A modern Formula One car is capable of developing 3.5g lateral cornering force (three and a half times its own weight) thanks to aerodynamic downforce. That means, that theoretically, at high speeds…

What can you do when residents abuse visitor parking?

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In our last blog we explained who can, and how they should, use visitor parking bays in a residential strata building. What can you do when residents and owners abuse visitor parking bays in residential strata buildings?? Parking their own vehicles there excessively? 😡😡😡 There’s a series of things the Owners Corporation can legally do…

Strata parking – who’s who in the Parking Zoo?

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Parking spaces in residential strata buildings are a very sensitive and often hotly contested topic. Most strata buildings have parking spaces allocated to residential lots and a few visitor parking spaces. In New South Wales, for example, the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment, has issued SEPP 65 and the Apartment Design Guide…

Challenging behaviour that infuriates people accessing disabled parking

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Disabled parking bays are often designed with shared access bays next to them. These are generally either cross-hatched or marked out as shared space, so people don’t park right next to the disabled parking bay. These shared access bays are to allow access for wheelchair ramps to be opened from a car, but often other…

Off-street parking solutions – how the latest technology is improving the way we park

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Is traditional on-street parking on the way out? Since COVID, in early 2020, cities across the world vastly reduced on-street parking to allow for improved social distancing. So has this started the beginning of a global shift away from on-street parking? MIT Professor, Eran Ben-Joseph estimates there are 800 million surface parking spaces in the…

Obtaining Owners Corporation approval to install parking bollards in your building

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As a building or strata manager, are you sick and tired of handling the complaints from residents in a commercial or residential property about people constantly parking in their spots. Is it something that you’re asked to solve on a regular basis? Does it come up each and every year on the agenda for the…

How to Install a Parking Bollard

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YAY! You’re excited now you’ve found a solution to stop other people parking in your parking spot! A parking bollard from thatsmyspot to protect your parking space. And now, how to install it? Easy as! 😀😀😀 Like taking the stress out of your parking pain, we make it simple to install as well. All our…

Solving your parking pain points ! 😡😡😡

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ISN’T IT SO FRUSTRATING WHEN SOMEONE PARKS IN YOUR PARKING SPOT SO YOU CAN’T USE IT! SOLUTION: INSTALL A PARKING BOLLARD! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀 OMG – HOW FRUSTRATING is it when you pull up in your own designated parking space, whether at work or home, and some inconsiderate sod has decided that they would just find it…

Connected Mobility 103 … Smart Roads

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Every year A$3.37 billion is lost to traffic congestion in Australia’s busiest capital cities & increasing with population growth. Proving “smart roads” – by retrofitting our existing highways with smart sensors & cameras, into either the surface or overhead, our transport agencies gain the ability to monitor the traffic flow, ground conditions & overall performance…

Why use parking bollards?

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In many areas where both pedestrians and vehicles use similar spaces, parking bollards should be used. The reason they are used is strategic – to protect both people and assets. They are designed to both protect and manage designated parking areas for vehicles, and also to provide safe designated areas for pedestrians to use. Protecting…

Connected Mobility 102 … Features of a Connected Vehicle

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Moving on from last week… exploring some of the smart features incorporated in a connected vehicle. Such as: Voice assistants built into dashboards, seamlessly connecting to home & work. Real-time information – for traffic, parking, EV charging locations & availability. Payment gateways – for enhanced UX for parking, EV charging, shopping, mobile wallet apps. Smartphone…

Connected Mobility 101: What is it and what does it mean?

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Connected Mobility is the term used to describe the ability of various modes of transport to be integrally connected to a seamless platform… So that these disparate systems can communicate with each other, sharing data, and improving the efficiency and user experience of an entire transport mobility network. Think Smart Transport. What’s more … It…

Parking Trends in 2021

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2020 certainly changed things up … A LOT So much so in the parking industry. What are the future parking trends in 2021? Rather than looking at parking problems individually, COVID has catapulted us to view the problem of parking in our cities much more holistically as an integrated part of mobility more generally. And…

When something is important enough to do, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor … Elon Musk

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12 years ago… When I created thatsMYspot.com.au… It was to solve an underlying problem I experienced. Although the odds were not in our favor (as no one else had come up with a simple solution to parking problems)… It was important for me to find a solution. Here’s why: My time is valuable, and so is…

5 future trends for our cities that COVID has taught us

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Our behaviours in cities have changed. That’s a no brainer. Propelling us to improve urban planning… To accommodate the necessary physical and social distancing changes. These are 5 of the clear future trends for our cities that COVID has taught us, and we adapted in 2020. 1. We CYCLE AND WALK MORE… so local governments…

Popular Car Colours – car colour holiday fun!

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Let’s brighten up your day with some CAR COLOUR FUN! Do you love cars in bright colours … just like a rainbow? Red, yellow, green, pink, blue or even PURPLE! Or do you prefer more traditional colours for a car? How do you select a colour for your car? Do you look for a colour…

Why I started thatsmyspot.com.au

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I had 3 three young kids… I was a busy professional… With a crazy daily work schedule… The least I could have gotten was being able to park in my spot when I needed to. Is that too much to ask? But no! Some selfish soul decides to deny me this little request. I was…

What’s your biggest bug-bear YOU face when it comes to parking?

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So this week I thought I would ask you What is the biggest bug-bear YOU face when it comes to parking. Is it … When someone steals your parking spot? When someone parks in your designated parking spot in your apartment or office building? When residents in the strata building you manage park endlessly in…

Self-Driving vehicles and Food Trucks; technology to feed our hungry 💡🚚 🍔

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Introducing the Self-Driving Food Truck. We love vehicle self-driving vehicle technology that can support our homeless and feed our hungry. Since early 2020, each and every one of us has experienced the dire impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The economic effects of millions of job losses, businesses closing, crippling unemployment rates, soaring homelessness, and poverty…

What Does Working From Home Mean For Your Parking?

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Is working from home the new future of Australia’s corporate workforce culture? Even on a part-time basis? To date, it seems as though Australians have adapted and embraced it well. When companies like Atlassian announce that they will no longer require their employees to return to the office for work even after the pandemic ends,…

Faster horses? Innovation in the auto industry

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785 words. Approx 4-5 min read “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” This quote, attributed to Henry T Ford, illustrates just how far innovation in the automotive industry has come. The last decade has seen massive technological transformation in the auto industry. Most recently with electric vehicles,…

How We Can More Sustainably Share Parking

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The long-term impacts of coronavirus on our cities are difficult to predict but history teaches us that adversity has been hugely influential in shaping our cities. Our cities will inevitably endure, adapt, and grow. However, it is our critical thinking and the subsequent action steps that we take to accommodate pandemic type fears, that will impact…

How Safe, Smart, & Contactless Parking Solutions Will Shape The Future

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Offering simple, smart, and most importantly, SAFE parking solutions is the new normal. Knowing that public hygiene, safety, and health is top of mind for our customers, we must offer a contactless parking solution they can trust. Article is 607 words, about a 3 minute read We’re all grappling with the unprecedented uncertainties in our…

5 simple tips to “happify”​ your customers’​ parking experience 😁 😁 😁

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Thought of the day for my fellow parking industry gurus… What have you done to make a difference to happify your customers’ parking experience…? Hope we’ve been able to add a 😁 to your day. Article takes 3-4 minutes to read, approx 760 words On average, drivers will waste 17 hours a year looking for…

How To Make Off-Street Parking More Affordable in Australia

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Parkopedia recently released their 2019 Global Parking Index Report, and their findings for off-street parking in Australia are well … rather expensive! Source 1.   Australia is the most expensive country in the world for daily off-street parking with the average Australian daily cost of off-street parking in 2019 (in car-parks that are both privately and publicly owned) at…