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.
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