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Articles tagged with 'parking'

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I got dibs on that parking spot. Yeah, dibs, you turkey

Published March 3, 2015

This latest snow fall made me realize something. I've never called dibs here. I'm not alone. I don't see any Milwaukeeans shoveling out angled parking spots or street parking spots and calling dibs on their handiwork. You know, "dibs." See, this is a real thing that real people do - specifically 90 miles south of us in Chicago. And it's serious business.

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Snow emergency lifted

Published Feb. 3, 2015

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has lifted the snow emergency and the 4-inch rule as of noon on Tuesday, Feb. 3. In addition, DPW has completed its overnight snow operations in the 5-Day Parking Exception Area.

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From the TV weatherman's handbook of unsurprising advice

Published Nov. 14, 2014

When winter hits local television news stations go nuts with the kind of advice we've heard over and over again. Who doesn't know that you ought to slow down if the roads are covered with snow and ice?

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No quarters needed for a Milwaukee birthday

Published Nov. 9, 2014

What better way to celebrate a birthday in Milwaukee than taking on the parking meter gods with just one quarter, trying a new breakfast, then returning to a tried and true dinner favorite, then taking off to the woods for a ghost tour?

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Parking tickets are a nightmare of epic proportions

Published Aug. 28, 2014

You won't believe this! Today's subject is parking in the City of Milwaukee. I've thought about this a lot over my life, wondering why I hate and fear the parking regulations and those parking checkers so much. But my interest was rekindled by a Facebook post from Circuit Judge Pedro Colon, a guy who I think would be a terrific mayor.

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Grand Avenue delivers a bad surprise

Published Jan. 7, 2014

I somehow keep hoping against hope for something wonderful to happen at Grand Avenue, or whatever they are calling themselves now. But my hopes keep getting dashed.

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Dave's Downtown parking woes

Published July 15, 2013

Everybody who lives in Milwaukee wants people to come Downtown. One way to do it is to get rid of those parking checkers in their little Jeeps with the power to have your car towed.

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More parking meters should accept credit cards

Published July 10, 2013

I rarely carry cash, much less coins, so I was pleased to find that several parking meters along Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side now accept credit cards.

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Parking is the reason bars, Bucks struggle for patrons

Published Feb. 15, 2013

One of the prime reasons the Center Court Pub location isn't desirable - and one of the reasons the Bucks can't fill the BMO Harris Bradley Center - is the parking situation around the stadium.