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Are Electric Cars more cost-effective?

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  Here at That’s My Spot,  We love technological innovation.   We love simplifying daily tasks. We love seamless and stress-free parking. We love reducing our carbon footprint! And we incorporate these passions into our products.  Take our Automatic bollards for example. Did you know that an average driver wastes 17 hours a year just cruising for…

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…

The intersection of SDG GOAL 11 and the UN Human Rights Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”)

Goal 11 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals is to: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” The United Nations (UN) has identified sustainable transport as a critical core component of Goal 11. World leaders recognized unanimously at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) that transportation and…

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…