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A Beneficial Perspective That Can Improve Your Parking Lot Usage

Parking from the driver’s vantage point

There’s no doubt parking can be frustrating. Your parking lot either adds to the frustration, reduces it, or eliminates it.

But how do you know the impact your facility is having?

Try putting yourself in the driver’s seat. Think strategically about the experience your customers/patrons are having in your lot (from behind the wheel).

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Is Your Parking Facility Vulnerable to Theft and Vandalism?

Law enforcement will respond. But wouldn’t you prefer to avoid thefts or vandalism in your parking facilities altogether?

Auto-related thefts rank high among police calls. Many occurrences happen within a parking facility.

You’re not likely to outsmart or outnumber vandals and thieves that threaten your patron’s vehicles. But there are approaches you can take to reduce your parking facility’s vulnerability and increase safety.

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How a Well-Lit Parking Lot is More Than a “Bright Idea”

Why keep your clientele in the dark? Parking lot lighting gives you more advantages than simply illuminating your property.

A business asset

You wouldn’t think of running your business without insuring it. Consider your lighting as a type of insurance policy.

Think security and safety for starters. “Trouble” sees darkness or dim lighting as an invitation.

You’ll attract more of the attention you desire and less that you don’t when your parking facility is well-lit. Plus, your patrons will feel more secure about their vehicles and belongings.

Remember, darkness provides cover for thieves and vandals. High resolution lighting deters their activity causing them to move along to less illuminated areas.

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The Ins and Outs of Shopping Mall Parking

The shopping mall is about as American as baseball and apple pie. Did you know a relaxing shopping experience begins with the parking lot? Customers like the shopping center’s convenience: they drive in, park and walk to their destination in safety and speed. With the busy holiday shopping season upon us, we thought this is the perfect time to take a look at the ins and outs of shopping mall parking:

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Emerging Trends in Parking: Smart Parking


Today’s parking lot has moved far beyond simply parking cars.

Did you know the installed base of global on-street smart parking spaces is expected to reach 1.1 million by 2026? According to a new survey by The International Parking Institute (IPI), technology continues to transform the ever-evolving parking lot industry. That’s right, the largest emerging trend in parking lots today relates directly to technology, known as smart parking. No single technology offers a complete solution for everything. We’re seeing a combination of different technologies being utilized by city officials and parking operators designed to help transform parking into a more efficient, profitable, and sustainable industry.

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Parking Design Checklist

Parking lot design isn’t just a matter of painting stripes and arrows and erecting or hanging signs. There are many design considerations, some required by city laws and others simply appealing to customers, you should incorporate into your parking lot layout.

 

Here, we’re going to provide you with a checklist of need-to-haves and nice-to-haves to include in your parking lot design.

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Why is Yellow the Color of Caution?

 

Yellow has come to symbolize a great many things across cultures – meanings that are often conflicting in nature. Across Europe and North America, yellow is associated with amusement, gentleness, and spontaneity in contrast to other popular meanings, including deception, jealousy, greed, and cowardice. In Asia, yellow is the color of happiness, wisdom, and harmony and in Iran, disease, but also connection.

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The Curcio Checklist: Parking Lot Safety

When drivers are navigating through your parking lot, you want to make arriving at their destination and securing a parking spot the easiest part of their drive, especially if they’ve been sitting in rush hour traffic on the 405 freeway on a Thursday afternoon. At Curcio, we believe that safety is a key element in our business. We’ve created a checklist to guide you through ensuring your parking lot exudes the right amount of safety.

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