Changes to the Stagnant Parking System with George Baker
This week, Shuja Uddin, Marketing and PR Coordinator, talked to George Baker, the founder and CEO of ParkHub, and…Read More
When people are asked about sustainable parking, they would most of the time immediately think of parking lots designed to be environmentally friendly. However, there is so much more to the concept of sustainable parking than just parking lots. Peer-to-peer parking apps seek to drastically lessen the number of hours, gas, and money spent by the average driver in their quest for parking.
When green parking lots and garages still require emissions during construction, peer-to-peer parking solutions produce considerably less pollution. Even when parking infrastructures seek to limit the number of negative externalities created during the building process, they take up considerable land space and use extreme amounts of energy and resources. On the contrary, parking marketplaces minimize environmental degradation as it is an entirely digital landscape that seeks to optimize already existing parking spaces. This digital ecosystem helps us to provide complete contactless payment services, increasing access to private parking, and improving parking utilization.
Everyone knows parking can be expensive, but the search for parking is also a considerable hidden cost. Annually, Bostonians spend up to 53 hours and $1,111 just looking for parking. By offering hosting and renting services to consumers in need, online parking services can help many struggling Americans find parking in large metropolitan cities. Ranging from short term temporary parking spots to long-term spaces, these companies have everything necessary for people to get to their destinations with more ease.
Hence, tech-driven parking is entirely sustainable in meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations’ ability to meet theirs. The number of resources, physically, needed to create green parking online services is minuscule. Parking Marketplaces only use parking spaces already available, rather than creating entirely new ones.
Hence, online parking is one of the best up and coming services in today’s society. While the climate crisis is slowly becoming more prominent as the years go by, communities need to adopt greener practices.