Parking in the District of Columbia has always been a constant challenge. Residents, tourists and visitors alike have all experienced the pain of circling a city block over and over, or rushing to move their vehicle before the tow truck moves it for them.
A new company says they have a solution to make parking less of a hassle. No more wasting gas and or returning to your car only to find a ticket. Parking is now just a click away.
Parking Panda has come to D.C. The startup company allows people to reserve a parking space ahead of time. Users only have to log onto Parking Panda’s website, select where they would like to park, and a list of available garages pops up.
What’s more, Parking Panda allows owners of private parking spaces, such as homeowners or businesses with a driveway, to list their spaces on the site. Owners set the price for the space. Parking Panda collects the money and cuts a check to the owner – less a 20% fee.
On the commercial side, Parking Panda has teamed up with two major parking companies, PMI and Central Parking. Users will be able to reserve a space or see if a particular location is full, thus saving time.
Smartphone technology allows users to log onto the site via mobile web. Users will see a picture of the parking location, the address and pricing. Geo-location on the mobile phone can also find nearby available parking.
Nick Miller, CEO of Parking Panda and D.C. resident, says he knows the hassles of trying to find parking in the dense communities of the city.
“Knowing that a parking space is ready and waiting for you when you get there, and that it’s fully legal, puts your mind at ease,” said Miller. “Whether you’re a daily commuter, or you’re heading into the city to see a friend or attend an event, Parking Panda will help you park happy.”
To reserve a parking space, or for additional information, visit Parking Panda at www.parkingpanda.com or call 1-800-232-6415.