Bike Station Concept Includes Air, Repair, and Showers
First-of-its-kind station opens in Atlanta in advance of Bike to Work Day
(Atlanta – May 16, 2013) Release
Biking to work means running the risk of being stranded with a flat tire, a broken chain, or even the outright theft of your bike. The BikeSpot(TM) aims to solve all three. Developed by Atlanta-based Lanier Parking Solutions, the BikeSpot today dedicated its first facility at the Georgia-Pacific Center (GPC), a class-A office space in downtown Atlanta.
Cyclers now have access to a 20 by 40-foot station in the building’s security-protected parking garage, with six bike racks and a self-serve fix-it station. Tenants also have access to two loaner bikes and a shower-only membership at the on-site fitness center, the Phoenix Athletic Club. An optional feature of the BikeSpot is a 4’x7’ steel reinforced locker for cyclers who desire an added measure of security.
“This is a brand new concept in office-based bike stations,” said Lanier EVP of Alternative Transportation, Glenn Kurtz. “The security and additional amenities address some of the reasons people choose not to bike to work.”
Jones Lang LaSalle, which manages the Georgia-Pacific Center, financed the capital costs to install the BikeSpot.
“BikeSpot is consistent with our commitment to sustainable real estate practices,” said JLL Senior Vice President Ian Hughes. “It’s another way we add value to our clients’ properties.”
BikeSpot is the latest in a string of initiatives by Lanier Parking Solutions to expand commute options for its clients and their customers. Lanier is leading the introduction of networked electric EV charging stations to major parking garages. It brought carsharing to the Atlanta market by ensuring marketable locations to Flexcar, which has since been bought by Zipcar, Inc. Lanier also initiated the effort to restore electric streetcars to Atlanta, and tracks started going in the ground last month.
Lanier will monitor the success of the first BikeSpot location so that it may consider new locations. The leader of a biking advocate group is encouraged.
“Atlanta is making great strides toward become a bicycle-friendly city, and innovative projects like BikeSpot will help us get there,” said Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Friday is National Bike to Work Day, originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956.
ChargePoint Brings Networked Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Atlanta
Charging stations use innovative technology and free mobile app to strengthen the city’s electric vehicle infrastructure
(February 11, 2013) Release
ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network, today announced its entry into the Atlanta market with the installation of networked EV charging stations. Lanier Parking Solutions, headquartered in Atlanta, facilitated the placement of six ChargePoint EV charging stations at locations in Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead, with the location of a seventh charger to be determined.
Three of the new ChargePoint EV charging stations are at Peachtree Center, while Georgia Pacific Center, Ponce City Market, and Prominence in Buckhead each has one new charging station. ChargePoint and Lanier Parking Solutions held a joint ribbon-cutting today at Peachtree Center, an office and retail complex managed by Parkway Realty Services.
Installation of the EV charging stations is a critical step in the City of Atlanta’s efforts to expand its electric vehicle footprint. There are more than 750 electric and electric hybrid vehicles registered in the Atlanta area, and automakers will introduce more than 10 new models in 2013 alone.
“Lanier is proud to be a part of making Atlanta more accommodating to electric cars,” said Michael Robison, CEO of Lanier Parking Solutions. “These EV charging stations will encourage sustainable driving practices that will greatly benefit our city.”
“As electric vehicles become a more attractive transportation alternative amid climbing gas prices, a city’s EV infrastructure has to be ready to accommodate growth in this area,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint. “Atlanta is taking the lead to proactively provide EV charging technology that allows them to accommodate future demand, and ChargePoint is proud to partner with Atlanta and other cities across the country to make this EV growth feasible.”
For EV drivers, ChargePoint-enabled locations are included on all ChargePoint mobile phone applications for iPhone and Android. These ChargePoint mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address, get turn-by-turn directions, start and stop a charging session directly from a smart phone. Additionally, these apps allow drivers to utilize ChargePoint’s station reservation feature. Drivers can locate reservable stations, and then make, view and cancel a reservation directly from a smart phone.
Lanier Expands into New Territory, Lands Detroit Skyscraper
(October 15, 2012) Release
Lanier Parking Solutions announced today its first parking management deal in the city of Detroit. One Detroit Center is a 43-story, 2078-space, class-A office building overlooking the Detroit Financial District. It is the tallest office building in the state of Michigan.
“We are starting big as we enter the Detroit market,” said Lanier President Tim Walsh. “This is the first in what we expect to be a series of big deals in the region.”
Elsewhere, Lanier announced a deal to manage SunTrust Bank’s entire 8,000-employee parking program, as well as a deal with the Miami Dade Public Schools to manage a lot that serves the Coconut Grove business district.
Lanier PM Receives Community Service Award in South Florida
(September 10, 2012) Release
Congratulations to Nick Melle, our project manager in South Florida, for the great success of a recent event in the City of Wilton Manors near Fort Lauderdale. A non-profit organization, Stonewall Summer Pride Inc., presented Nick with an award for “Outstanding Community Support” for the success of the Stonewall Street Festival’s parking operations in mid-June. Nick had only three weeks to “create” and coordinate the use of thousands of parking spaces to accommodate the festival’s needs. The event drew 30,000 people.
“Participating, organizing, and implementing the Stonewall Street Festival parking was truly a challenging project, but it went off without a hitch,” Nick said.
Nick thanked his entire team as well as Lanier teams from Miami and Fort Lauderdale for their help. Nick thanked in particular Office Manager Cherise Vlahovski, Senior Manager Joan Walley, and Director of Loss Prevention Marc Jastremski.
“We could not have accomplished this without their outstanding support,” Nick said.
This is the first year Lanier has managed the parking for this annual event.
Lanier Parking Solutions Presents Central Atlanta Progress’ 71st Annual Meeting
CAP Salutes Downtown Atlanta on March 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Sidney Marcus Auditorium
(March 26, 2012) Atlanta Daybook
Lanier Parking Solutions is the Presenting sponsor for this year’s meeting. “It is a tremendous honor for Lanier Parking Solutions to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 2012 CAP Annual Meeting,” said Michael Robison, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Lanier. “Although we are now in more than 50 cities across North America, our company’s origin and roots remain in Downtown, so it’s a natural fit for Lanier to be involved in this capacity. We are extremely pleased with all of the positive changes that have taken place in recent years to make Downtown Atlanta the thriving city center that it has become.”
Lanier to Serve as Presenting Sponsor for Central Atlanta Progress Annual Meeting
Highlights to include launch of the Atlanta Streetcar project
(February 29, 2012) CityBizList
The Annual Meeting of Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District will be held Wednesday, March 28, 8 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). “It is a tremendous honor for Lanier Parking Solutions to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 2012 CAP Annual Meeting,” said Michael Robison, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Lanier. “Although we are now in more than 50 cities across North America, our company’s origin and roots remain in Downtown, so it’s a natural fit for Lanier to be involved in this capacity. We are extremely pleased with all of the positive changes that have taken place in recent years to make Downtown Atlanta the thriving city center that it has become.”
Myrtle Beach parking revenue up because of more spaces and visitors, report shows
(December 14, 2011) The Sun News
Lanier Parking Solutions which manages the city’s parking, including meters, pay stations, pay-by-phone system and garages told the Downtown Redevelopment Corp. at its Wednesday board meeting that parking income for 2011 exceeded $1.1 million as of the end of October, an increase of 12.13 percent over last year’s $1 million.
Transwestern chooses Lanier again to manage parking class A parking facility
(November 10, 2011)
This is Lanier’s fourth account with Transwestern, and its fifth new Class A deal in South Florida in the past two years.
Lanier Helps to Introduce Electric Car Charging Stations to Atlanta
Company consults with Atlantic Station to install first solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles
(September 1, 2011) AJC
Lanier is going “Beyond Parking” once again as we help to introduce self-powered electric car charging stations to Atlanta. VP of Alternative Transportation Glenn Kurtz joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at Atlantic Station to roll out the city’s first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles. The event drew significant coverage in the AJC.
Atlanta-based Lanier Parking Solutions managing auto onslaught
(August 8, 2011)
Lanier partnership brought carsharing to Atlanta market
(April 14, 2011)
Lanier Takes Over Management of Parking in the City of Rochester, Minnesota
(March 8, 2011) The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
Lanier’s new deal to manage the City of Rochester, Minnesota’s parking is garnering local headlines. Lanier takes over five parking garages and five surface lots on April 1. The deal covers a total of 3,800 spaces.
(October 18, 2010)
Atlanta Streetcar to be funded
(October 15, 2010) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sixty-one years after the last streetcars rolled in Atlanta, they’re coming back.
In a coup for the city, the U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to grant Atlanta$47 million for its proposed $72 million downtown east-west streetcar project.
(October 1, 2010)
(October 1, 2010)
Lanier Parking Solutions announced today it has begun managing parking at the Citrus Center in Orlando, Florida. The contract, which began on October 1, substantially increases Lanier’s presence in Orlando.
(September 20, 2010)
(September 15, 2010)
Lanier Parking Solutions has been chosen to manage parking operations for the 93rd PGA Championship next August at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Colonial Properties Trust turns over parking management of Broward Financial Center parking
(May 14, 2010)
Lanier Parking Solutions announced today it has been selected to manage the Broward Financial Center in Ft. Lauderdale. After managing the property itself for 10 years, Colonial Properties Trust selected Lanier to take over management on June 1.
Glenn Kurtz leads Lanier’s alternative transportation initiatives
(April 23, 2010)
New Pay-by-Phone Service Draws Attention of Major Media
AJC story highlights Lanier’s introduction of Parkmobile service at Atlantic Station
(March 8, 2010) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With Parkmobile, people park and then call a phone number to register. They give their license plate number and credit card information, then “activate” parking by using Atlantic Station’s parking code.
Company announces new deals in Coral Gables and Ft. Lauderdale.
(March 1, 2010)
Deal calls for 24-hour valet parking services at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston
(January 27, 2010)
Coral Gables deal begins January 1
(January 1, 2010)
Real estate management company Hines has awarded Lanier Parking Solutions the management contract for a major property in Coral Gables, Florida.
Atlanta Business Chronicle names Lanier among “Pacesetters”
(December 5, 2008) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Lanier is the 27th fastest growing private company in Georgia according to a formula derived by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In its annual “Pacesetters” list, the newspaper cited Lanier’s 109% growth in revenue between 2005 and 2007.
(December 5, 2008) Atlanta Business Chronicle
In her weekly column in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Maria Saporta highlights the success of Zipcar, the dominant provider of car-sharing, which Lanier brought to Atlanta in 2005.
Lanier ranked 13th fastest growing in Georgia
(December 1, 2008)
Georgia Trend Magazine has named Lanier Parking Solutions the 13th fastest growing mid-sized company in 2008, both public and private, in the entire state of Georgia.
Services to include self-park, attendant parking, and shuttles
(November 11, 2008)
Lanier Parking Solutions announced it has been awarded the parking operations contract for Orlando Venues, the entertainment complex in downtown Orlando formerly known as Orlando Centroplex.
Services to include parking, valet and alternative transportation
(June 18, 2008)
Lanier Parking Solutions is the new parking services provider for the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. In its announcement, the Woodruff Arts Center noted Lanier’s commitment to alternative transportation.
Atlanta fleet of cars to be rebranded as local members gain access to more cities
(February 1, 2008)
Flexcar, the hourly rental car service that Lanier Parking Solutions brought to Atlanta in 2006, has merged with Zipcar, expanding Flexcar’s service to new cities including New York, Boston, Toronto and London.
(November 17, 2006) Atlanta Business Chronicle
Two months after Lanier rolled out carsharing in Atlanta, unlikely alliances are helping to reduce traffic congestion.
40 new Flexcars available by the hour in Downtown and Midtown
(September 22, 2006)
All local TV stations give event broad coverage.
(September 8, 2006) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If you live or work in downtown or Midtown Atlanta, you’ll soon be able to jump in a Flexcar, an hourly rental car service that will be available at dozens of locations across the city.
(September 2, 2006) Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lanier founder champions alternative transportation to “grow the pie.”
(June 30, 2006) Atlanta Business Chronicle
One of the nation’s largest vehicle-sharing programs is coming to town. Seattle-based Flexcar will offer short-term car rentals to Atlantans who walk, bike or ride MARTA between home and work but occasionally need to drive to meetings or to run errands.