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Parking for Houses of Worship: Problems and Solutions

Posted by Dylan Sharp

If you attend a house of worship in a city of any size, you know what we mean when we say that parking is at a premium. How many times have you rushed out the door early, maybe with your kids in tow, to make sure you get a spot close to the door? How often have you been anxious about whether or not you'll find a spot at all for Christmas or Rosh Hashanah services?

If you manage facilities for a church, synagogue, mosque, temple or any other house of worship with a large congregation that drives, you'll be familiar with the other side of the coin: you're responsible for managing the chaos that happens on major holy days, and the occasional disagreements in the parking lot between congregants. But it's not just major holidays or weekend services that cause issues - and create opportunities - with your parking resources.

Read on to discover some solutions to your house of worship's parking woes - and a few revenue generation opportunities as well.

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Topics: church parking, synagogue parking, mosque parking, temple parking, parking management, parking enforcement, securepark visitor management, securepark enforcement

The 5 Biggest Parking Headaches For Any HOA

Posted by Dylan Sharp

If you live in an HOA, or you manage any kind of space on behalf of an HOA, you know that parking is one of the most intractable problems facing any homeowners' association. HOA parking can be a major driver of conflict between residents, within management, and even between the HOA and the city.

The thing is: it doesn't have to be that way. Read on to discover the 5 biggest parking headaches faced by most HOAs - and how you can improve each and every one of them.

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Topics: HOA parking, parking enforcement, hoa parking enforcement

Your 3 Worst Multifamily Residential Parking Problems, Solved.

Posted by Dylan Sharp

  • How many times have you come home to find your assigned parking spot taken?
  • Are most of the visitor parking spots in your parking lot taken by the same cars, day after day?
  • Do you find yourself writing down the license plate numbers or problematic parkers to show your superintendent or property manager? (Does it work?)
  • Or do you have very little visitor parking available... so visitors take your spot?

Truthfully, if we had a dollar for every story we'd heard like this... well, we'd be vacationing in the Bahamas most of the time.

The fact is: parking problems are difficult, stressful and drive everyone crazy. And they affect anyone who has a car and lives in a multifamily residential complex: whether you drive a Ford or a Maserati, you've experienced the utter frustration of having someone else park in your spot, or not being able to find visitor parking because someone keeps taking the best parking spots.

Let us tell you a few little stories: the names have been changed, the situations are real. If you recognize yourself - or your building - it might be time to give us a call, or ask your property manager to look into our system

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Topics: condo parking, HOA parking, hoa parking enforcement, homeowners association, multifamily parking, parking enforcement, visitor parking

Effective Solutions to 2 of a Hotel's Most Pressing Parking Problems

Posted by Dylan Sharp

If you manage parking for a hotel, we don't have to tell you how difficult it can be to deal with all of the many parking issues that come up.

The good news is that we've got some easy and effective solutions to two of the most common, and most pressing, parking problems that hotels face: high-demand, low-supply parking and parking for special events. Read on to learn more.

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Topics: hotels, hotel parking, hotel parking management, parking management, parking enforcement

Can your Texas HOA regulate parking on public streets?

Posted by John White

Occasionally, we feature reader questions on the SecurePark blog: we know that parking rules vary between jurisdictions, and as parking management experts, we've seen pretty much every parking situation known to humankind. Today, a reader writes in from Texas:

Q: A tenant of a property adjacent to my HOA often occupies much-coveted street parking with his vehicle. As the HOA regulates parking on the street, is it within their rights to ticket his vehicle? 

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Topics: HOA parking, parking enforcement, hoa parking enforcement, parking management, visitor management

Can California's HOAs enforce their parking rules on private streets?

Posted by John White

What defines a public street in California? It’s open to the public and publicly maintained. Private streets, on the other hand, are privately maintained (by a homeowners' association or otherwise) and may be gated or otherwise blocked from public use. 

Legally, it’s much easier to enforce your parking rules on private streets than public. Fortunately for your HOA, some or all of the roads in your development are likely private, meaning they are owned and maintained by the association and not open for public use. Your HOA may regulate parking for members and non-members alike on these streets. 

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Topics: HOA parking, hoa, homeowners association, california, parking enforcement, parking

Parking Enforcement Tools: 3 Ways to Get Ready To Use Them

Posted by John White

So, you have parking resources to manage. You have a parking lot, or more than one parking lot, or you have more than one parking location. Or maybe you’re the head of a homeowners’ association and you want to manage your street parking in a way that makes everyone happy (or at least satisfied).

Either way, you have parking resources. And unless you’re already controlling that space, you probably have a parking problem. People park in your stalls who shouldn’t; people stay longer in your parking spots than they’re supposed to. You need a way to control who parks and who doesn’t… and, potentially, who gets a violation notice and a fine for parking where they aren’t supposed to park.

Hopefully, if you’re reading this, you’re starting the process of figuring out how to control your parking resources. Before you purchase a parking enforcement system, though, you should make sure you know exactly what you need. Here are three things to keep in mind.

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Topics: parking, condo parking, parking enforcement, HOA parking, parking enforcement software, multifamily parking, shopping centre parking, retail parking, shopping center parking

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