ParkMe founder Sam Friedman will be speaking at the Smart Transportation Future: Mobile & Big Data panel at South by Southwest. Next Monday, March 10th from 5:00pm-6:00pm Central Time! With automotive, traffic and parking data becoming more open and big data now more prevalent, the acceleration of new technology and apps are engaging users in their cars in a much more meaningful way. Studies have shown that urban traffic and parking are directly related.
Many cities are realizing this and are dedicating their efforts to using evolving technologies to reduce traffic congestion and pollution issues. Many U.S. cities are beginning to recognize the need to make parking smarter and acting on this need via emerging technologies and infrastructure. For example, new innovations now deliver live parking data to customers, including heat maps that can show drivers available parking on a block-by-block basis.
Hosted by ParkMe co-founder, Sam Friedman, the panel will explore the latest trends and innovations enabling transportation to be more efficient and eco-friendly. Make sure you check it out if you’re at the show! The panel will take place at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom rooms 1-4 at 208 Barton Springs Rd.
For live panel updates throughout South By Southwest, search for #ParkMeSXSW on Twitter!
We’ve been busy as of late making updates to all our products and services. Today we are delighted to unveil our newly renovated ParkMe Web Map to you!
Toggling between lots, street parking and reservable spaces has never been easier. Now you can filter your desired choices and save your reservations in one place. We’ve made it simpler to find, reserve, and pay for the cheapest parking around, and added many more reservable parking lots in places like Downtown LA and Santa Monica.
So take our new web map for a spin and send us your thoughts at email@example.com. It’s never been easier and quicker to find the spot that’s right for you!
In ancient Los Angeles, a young man by the name of Sandamonicus was charged with the task of bringing the Dodgers playbook for their battle against the invading Athenians from the LA Coliseum (now Dodgers Stadium) to the beach, where the great general Hollywoodites was arriving in his warship. Halfway there, Sandamonicus was swallowed by the La Brea tar pits, which caused the Dodgers to be defeated and forced into exile in faraway Brooklyn.
Today, we honor this brave young man with the yearly LA Marathon, where participants run 26.2 miles throughout the modern city of Los Angeles from Downtown LA, through Chinatown, Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and end at the Santa Monica Pier.
If you want to avoid the modern equivalent of the tarry fate of Sandamonicus, now known as Pythagoreas’ Parking Conundrum, use ParkMe to reserve a spot along the course. Cheer on competitors from the starting line by parking in one of our Chinatown Lots. You can watch the runners pass by historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater if you park at one of our Hollywood Lots. Is the Sunset Strip your viewing area of choice? Check out our lots nearby. ParkMe also offers convenient parking in Beverly Hills and West LA! However, all of the real action at the LA Marathon is going to be happening at the Finish Line! ParkMe offers you bunch of reservable lots throughout Santa Monica so you can get in and out quickly and avoid the traffic and closed roads.
ParkMe would like to wish all the LA Marathoners good luck and a safe run!
ParkMe is offering free parking at a few locations in Los Angeles! That’s right, we are offering our users a one-time promo code for usage at a bunch of conveniently located lots in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Downtown LA. If you want to catch some sun by the pier in SM, just type in EMAILSM on our Santa Monica page. The bars and restaurants in West Hollywood are more your style? Type EMAILWH on our West Hollywood page. Tickets to a concert or Lakers game? Use promo code LAEMAIL on our LA Live Page. No, you don’t have to thank us, this is just our way of saying “WE LOVE LA!”
ParkMe’s Operator Dashboard is an empowering tool for parking lot owners everywhere. It lets them access and distribute their own information seamlessly. Now it’s getting a makeover with some intriguing new features.
We’re excited to announce this update, which allows parking lot operators to add new lots to our reservation system and edit existing reservable lots quickly and easily. You indicate which lots, how many spots, and what price to offer ParkMe users. Add or remove lots with the click of a button. Simply put, you are in complete control.
Take these new features for a spin and click on RESERVATIONS in the upper right hand corner. And if you ever have any questions or concerns, our support team is here to help. Log onto www.parkme.com/contact or call us at (310) 451-9109
Make parking easier for your customers and sell more spaces online with ParkMe!
To reserve parking for Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM click here
The fantastic new Cirque Du Soleil production TOTEM is underway at the Santa Monica Pier. The show traces a fascinating journey of the human species in its desire to take flight, and will surely draw tens of thousands over its duration.
It’s one of the more impressive annual events the Santa Monica Pier puts on, but getting there can sometimes be tricky. That’s where ParkMe comes in. We know that parking in Downtown Santa Monica is competitive, which is why we provide drivers with comprehensive parking information. To make it easier you can check the streets before you leave for real-time parking meter availability.
And now, you can reserve a parking spot ahead of time, making parking in Downtown Santa Monica easier than ever before.
Photo Courtesy of Flickr
Football fans everywhere are making travel plans, as the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos get set to face off in the Super Bowl on February 2. This year’s game takes place in the New York Metropolitan area, and getting there will more difficult than usual. Not only will one of the biggest spectacles around be taking place in the Big Apple, it will also be in unusually frigid conditions.
Super Bowls tend to be in warmer winter cities such as Miami, New Orleans and San Diego, but this year the NFL went with a wild card. Potential snowfall for this year’s game in New York could slow down transit. Officials are calling it the “Mass Transit Super Bowl” due to the plethora of options afforded to attendees of the big game. People from all over the world will be coming to town for the game, and thankfully, Met Life Stadium has all your transportation options covered.
While there are several ways to get there, we’ve got parking covered if you need to drive. At MetLife Stadium, you should expect to pay at least $150 for Super Bowl parking. That will seriously cut into your food and beer budget. If you park near Penn Station and take the train to New Jersey, you’ll pay a quarter of that price and spare yourself a game day traffic nightmare.
Also, you can reserve parking in advance to guarantee yourself a spot. Don’t get left in the cold (or stuck in a traffic jam) on Super Bowl Sunday. Use ParkMe!
Photo Courtesy of NBC New York