Here's a neat Web site: Santa Monica, California has a real-time map of where parking spaces are available in its downtown and at the beach. ...
Here's a neat Web site: Santa Monica, California has a real-time map of where parking spaces are available in its downtown and at the beach. You can move your cursor onto a location to find out how much you'll pay if you park there. Then, if you click, you can zoom in to get a closer look.
Maps like this are only one piece of the future of parking technology, which might also include online reservations, in-car navigation systems that direct you to an open spot and variable pricing depending on demand.
For now, the biggest problem with Santa Monica's effort may be that out-of-towners, the people most likely to need directions to parking, aren't likely to know that this Web site exists. If every city has a parking availability Web site in the future, that won't be a concern any longer.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
More Felons Get Voting Rights in Maryland2 hours ago
3 Massachusetts Justices Step Down in 3 Weeks3 hours ago
Ferguson Rejects Some of DOJ's Proposed Reforms for Cops and Courts4 hours ago
Obama's Climate Change Rules Suffer Supreme Court Setback6 hours ago
Kasich Comes in Second in New Hampshire Primary6 hours ago
Black Lives Matter Activist Kills Himself at Ohio Statehouse7 hours ago