Smart Parking systems provide real-time off-street parking location and availability information, a win, win, win proposition. The visitor's experience of driving in and around Downtown is improved because smart parking reduces the uncertainty of parking location and availability. Because motorists have information to guide them directly to available parking, the environmental impact of their trip is reduced. Smart parking systems also give garage owners more management control and increased revenue potential.
The Downtown BID's Smart Parking Issue Brief outlines the opportunities and challenges, best practices, and recommendations for bringing this technology to Downtown DC.
More smart parking resources are available on our reports and studies page.