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21. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Thanks Herr Bert.
I know what you mean, it is called 'modulair parkeersysteem' in dutch and I have already spoken in the past with entrepreneurs trying to sell it. But to be honest, in Breda where I work we don't have really a problem considering space. On top of that, those systems are mainly temporary and best used by companies, not for public use. Not that it is not possible of course.
It works perfectly in Japan by the way...still have to wait that someone pays for a business trip for me...

But what I talked about (dynamisc parking route system, I forgot the route part) has to do with the roads from the highways leading into the city centre and which routes you have to take as an unknown person/driver to the parking garages in the citycentre. That is the dynamic part of it, you know the signs when you drive into the city.

And know it is time for some threadjacking...

22. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

But what I talked about (dynamisc parking route system, I forgot the route part) has to do with the roads from the highways leading into the city centre and which routes you have to take as an unknown person/driver to the parking garages in the citycentre. That is the dynamic part of it, you know the signs when you drive into the city.

And know it is time for some threadjacking...

Unknown people shouldn't be driving. Only the people you know should be allowed to drive - better yet they should chauffeur you around so you don't have to worry about the dynamic parking route system. Problem solved. If you don't like that idea then design all the streets like Chicago's Kennedy Expressway express lanes. All streets are one way into the city center from midnight until noon - no escape and no U-turns allowed. At noon, they all switch and lead out of city center. Sure, you're stuck in the city until noon before you can leave but go for lunch or something. Again, problem solved. Oh, and make the four streets that surround the parking structures curved and one way so everyone waiting to get into one can drive around in circles until a space becomes available.

23. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Utrecht

But what I talked about (dynamisc parking route system, I forgot the route part) has to do with the roads from the highways leading into the city centre and which routes you have to take as an unknown person/driver to the parking garages in the citycentre. That is the dynamic part of it, you know the signs when you drive into the city.

And know it is time for some threadjacking...

Unknown people shouldn't be driving. Only the people you know should be allowed to drive - better yet they should chauffeur you around so you don't have to worry about the dynamic parking route system. Problem solved. If you don't like that idea then design all the streets like Chicago's Kennedy Expressway express lanes. All streets are one way into the city center from midnight until noon - no escape and no U-turns allowed. At noon, they all switch and lead out of city center. Sure, you're stuck in the city until noon before you can leave but go for lunch or something. Again, problem solved. Oh, and make the four streets that surround the parking structures curved and one way so everyone waiting to get into one can drive around in circles until a space becomes available.

But you have a point: Even if you know how to get to the parking, do you also know the way out of the city? Last year I had found a parkingspot in Dusseldorf very easy, but when you want to drive home, you are guessing what way to go. Ended up at the other side of the city, making a huge detour.

24. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Herr Bert

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Utrecht

But what I talked about (dynamisc parking route system, I forgot the route part) has to do with the roads from the highways leading into the city centre and which routes you have to take as an unknown person/driver to the parking garages in the citycentre. That is the dynamic part of it, you know the signs when you drive into the city.

And know it is time for some threadjacking...

Unknown people shouldn't be driving. Only the people you know should be allowed to drive - better yet they should chauffeur you around so you don't have to worry about the dynamic parking route system. Problem solved. If you don't like that idea then design all the streets like Chicago's Kennedy Expressway express lanes. All streets are one way into the city center from midnight until noon - no escape and no U-turns allowed. At noon, they all switch and lead out of city center. Sure, you're stuck in the city until noon before you can leave but go for lunch or something. Again, problem solved. Oh, and make the four streets that surround the parking structures curved and one way so everyone waiting to get into one can drive around in circles until a space becomes available.

But you have a point: Even if you know how to get to the parking, do you also know the way out of the city? Last year I had found a parkingspot in Dusseldorf very easy, but when you want to drive home, you are guessing what way to go. Ended up at the other side of the city, making a huge detour.

Damn! Even my threadjacking makes sense... Oh well, I'll try harder next time!

25. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting Herr Bert

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Utrecht

But what I talked about (dynamisc parking route system, I forgot the route part) has to do with the roads from the highways leading into the city centre and which routes you have to take as an unknown person/driver to the parking garages in the citycentre. That is the dynamic part of it, you know the signs when you drive into the city.

And know it is time for some threadjacking...

Unknown people shouldn't be driving. Only the people you know should be allowed to drive - better yet they should chauffeur you around so you don't have to worry about the dynamic parking route system. Problem solved. If you don't like that idea then design all the streets like Chicago's Kennedy Expressway express lanes. All streets are one way into the city center from midnight until noon - no escape and no U-turns allowed. At noon, they all switch and lead out of city center. Sure, you're stuck in the city until noon before you can leave but go for lunch or something. Again, problem solved. Oh, and make the four streets that surround the parking structures curved and one way so everyone waiting to get into one can drive around in circles until a space becomes available.

But you have a point: Even if you know how to get to the parking, do you also know the way out of the city? Last year I had found a parkingspot in Dusseldorf very easy, but when you want to drive home, you are guessing what way to go. Ended up at the other side of the city, making a huge detour.

Yep, will be included in the project with the term 'doorgaand verkeer', which means 'through traffic'.

26. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Although someone threw away all the mini milk containers in the fridge here, so I'm left with that disgusting milk-that-lasts-a-year stuff and it's making me grumpy. Blech.

I almost forgot to thank u for your attempt to get this thread back on topic Tway.
Fussing about which type of milk u put in your coffee is indeed and unhealthy obsession.

27. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting tway

Although someone threw away all the mini milk containers in the fridge here, so I'm left with that disgusting milk-that-lasts-a-year stuff and it's making me grumpy. Blech.

I almost forgot to thank u for your attempt to get this thread back on topic Tway.
Fussing about which type of milk u put in your coffee is indeed and unhealthy obsession.

It was all for naught - we're on to driving and "doodoo workers" or whatever Utrecht is talking about now.

Let me add to my previous complaint that someone has thrown out my peanut butter and brand-new jar of jam. Grr....

28. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Let me add to my previous complaint that someone has thrown out my peanut butter and brand-new jar of jam. Grr....

jusT to, gIvE U, someTIng 2, taKe yr minD, of Peanot Buter and jam;

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 11, 2007, at 8:13 AM by Mel. ]

29. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

my unhealthy obsession was finding a place to stay and getting to know my new local, all the way to holland and i ended up in a pub called o'learys.........

30. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Rraven

my unhealthy obsession was finding a place to stay and getting to know my new local, all the way to holland and i ended up in a pub called o'learys.........

Anything like Doyles - aka Foleys??? I bet it was located on a street corner!!