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Feeding the parking meter a thing of the past - The Globe and Mail
PETER NOWAK
SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

Most cities with similar apps have seen adoption levels in the single digits, according to Ian Maher, vice-president of strategic planning and IT for Toronto Parking Authority, which runs the Green P spaces. Toronto's high acceptance is the result of the Green P app being intuitive and easy to use, as well as a general tech-savviness among drivers, he says. "We have a lot of people who are app crazy."

Developed by Charlotte-based Passport Inc., the app has users enter their parking location's numerical code, which is found on curbside meters. They then select the desired amount of time and the corresponding fee is deducted from the money they load into their account via a credit card. The app sends a notification when time is about to expire and allows for extensions if necessary.

On the enforcement side, officers can look up a licence plate number on a hand-held device to see if a car is paid up, or check a location ID for an overall list of authorized vehicles in a specific area.
parking  Green_P  LBMA  location_based_services  mobile_applications  Toronto  TPA 
september 2017 by jerryking
Toronto's new parking app leaves city asking: What took so long? - The Globe and Mail
The dozens of suit-and-tied bureaucrats arrived first for the announcement, branded an “exciting” step forward. The journalists followed, greeted by a young man with a sign-in sheet and…
parking  Toronto  mobile_applications  Green_P 
may 2015 by jerryking
Find Parking in Toronto with Green P.com | Green P Parking's For you. | Toronto Parking Authority
Day /Month/Year
Distance from 6 Lyon Heights to:
CP1 (20 Charles Street, Toronto, ON) - 21.9 Km
CP 12(30 Alvin Avenue, Toronto, ON)St.Clair E./Yonge - 16.9 Km
CP21 (72 Amroth Avenue, Toronto, ON)Danforth/Woodbine - 10.8 Km
CP26(37 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON) Queen/Victoria - 20.2 Km
CP 29 (75 Holly Street, Toronto, ON) Yonge/Eglinton 14.4 Km
CP36(110 Queen St. W,Toronto, ON)Nathan Phillips Sq - 20.7 Km
CP43 (2 Church Street, Toronto, ON) Esplande - 21.6 Km
CP51B (365 Lippincott St., Toronto, ON) Annex Green P - 19.9 Km
CP52 (40 York Street, Toronto, ON) - 21.9 Km
CP78 (35 Erindale Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 17.4 Km
CP79 (405 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON) - 17.8 Km
CP84 (9 Salem Avenue, Toronto, ON) Dovercourt/Salsa- 21.8 Km
CP 91B (265 Armadale Avenue, Toronto, ON)Jane/Bloor - 31.7 km
CP111 (74 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON) Little Italy - 26.2 Km
CP 141 (141 Greenlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON) St. Clair/Dufferin 27.6 Km.
CP 150 (40 Larch Street, Toronto, ON) Chinatown - 24.2 Km
CP157 (709 Millwood Road, Toronto, ON)@ Bayview Ave. - 13.5 Km
CP158 (1325 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON)- 26.9 Km
CP 171 (730 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON) - 14 Km
CP181B (1155 King Street West, Toronto, ON) - 27.3 Km
CP410 (180 Beecroft Road, Toronto, ON)- 16.9 Km
CP700B (101 Grangeway Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 3.3 Km
CP818 (2444 Lawrence Avenue, Toronto, ON) - 1.7 Km
CP819 (2445 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto,ON) - 4.1 Km
CP826A (2446 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON)- 4.1 KM

Metro Hall (200 Wellington St. West #130, Toronto) - 23.8 km
Simcoe Place (207 Wellington St. West, Toronto) - 23.7 Km
Staples Business Depot (3434 Lawrence Avenue East) - 2.8 Km
Staples Business Depot (1980 Eglinton Avenue East) - 5.2 Km
uToronto (130 St. George Street, Tor., ON)Robarts 19.4 Km
UTSC (1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON)- 8.3 Km
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3231 Eglinton Ave. East to:

Kennedy Station: 5.2 Km one way
parking  Toronto  search  Green_P  King_Street  Yonge_Street 
december 2012 by jerryking
STRATEGY PERKONOMICS: The customer's always right ... and looking for a perk
Nov. 24, 2008 G&M column by Harvey Schachter looking at customer care plus assorted tips on branding.

some companies are gaining an edge through what it calls "Perkonomics" - adding perks and privileges to the regular offering in order to gain loyalty by satisfying consumers' desire for novel forms of status and/or convenience.

Perkonomics applies across all industries, and even to luxury brands that can search for additional status perks to offer customers. In most cases, the perks are free but in some instances the customer pays for the privilege.

Examples.

Exclusive Perks: American Express cardholders had exclusive access to purchase the winning dress designed on the episode of Project Runway of Sept. 3 - non-Amex customers could not purchase it.

No Queue Perks: Skipping a lineup can be a big time saver and, hence, a major perk. Avis Preferred membership enables car rental customers to skip lines and paperwork and go straight to their car, at more than 1,400 locations worldwide.

Concierge Perks: Amsterdam-based private bank Insinger de Beaufort launched a service aimed at saving its top clients the time and hassle of dealing with the minutiae of their personal finances. The clients are sent a big shoebox by courier every month into which they drop bills to be paid, receipts, tax returns, speeding tickets, insurance documents and the like, which the bank then handles for them.

Assorted Perks: South African health insurance company Discovery has a wellness program called Vitality that offers rewards for a healthy lifestyle based on scientific measurement. Members receive points by decreasing their risk factors for illness, and the higher the points, the greater the access to shopping and travel discounts. Nokia in the Philippines has installed battery-charging stations for phones throughout the Manila subway system, which Nokia owners can use at no cost.

Parking Perks: IKEA stores in Canada feature two Green Parking spaces close to the store reserved for drivers of hybrid cars and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Harvey_Schachter  customer_care  tips  branding  innovation  perks  product_launches  Amex  queuing  parking  customer_loyalty  loyalty_management  exclusivity  concierge_services  quantified_self  IKEA  Green_P  risk_factors 
january 2009 by jerryking

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