Santa Monica News
Parking App Available On iPhone
By Katherine Noland
Dec 25, 2012 - 3:18:29 PM

ParkMe iPhone app. Photo courtesy of the ParkMe website.
SANTA MONICA—iPhone users now have access to Santa Monica’s Parking App, a free application available for download that gives real-time parking information while looking for a place to park anywhere in Santa Monica.


The new app is powered by ParkMe, "a free app that helps you find the cheapest, closest, and available parking in Real-Time," according to the app's Facebook page. It allows users to view up to date parking information for any of Santa Monica’s 28 lots, 12 structures, and 5967 on-street metered parking spots.


The app is available by visiting the Apple Store and searching “Santa Monica Parking.” The app will soon be available on Androids within the next few months. Users can customize options while looking for a spot by adjusting price, time required for parking, and/or distance from spot.


“We have a lot of parking available in Santa Monica and this app makes it easier than ever to find parking,” said Don Patterson, Assistant Finance Director.


"During the holiday season we know that time gets tight for people and parking can get tight in Santa Monica as well. Our hope is that people will use the app to find parking in a tech-friendly and time-efficient way so that they have more time to do their shopping and celebrate the holidays.” For safety reasons, the city of Santa Monica requests that drivers do not use the app while driving.

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