After offering their services to drivers in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Parking Panda has gone live in the Bay Area. Here is another disruptive San Francisco based technology that enables garage owners and homeowners to rent out their unused parking spaces (think of homeowners with empty driveways during the day), and in turn, allows drivers to find those spaces and submit rental requests. TechCrunch outlines the exciting details for commuters in their article published today.
The Parking Panda application allows users to view available parking spaces based on their current driving location. Parking Panda has only gone live in three cities for full functionality for parking spot listings and rental requests. In 25 other cities, Parking Panda offers a parking finder function for drivers. Parking Panda has plans to go live in Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, and another west coast city within the next few months.
Parking Panda’s website and application has an easily accessible interface that allows users to either “Find Parking,” “List a Space,” and a link that explains “How it Works.”
Scarce parking in Los Angeles has long been an issue, especially on the Westside. Numerous tech, media and digital tenants are searching for ways to find more parking spots for their employees on a daily basis. In August, we published a blog, “The Coming Collision of Office Densification and Parking in Los Angeles,” where we described the parking conundrum that most of the Los Angeles workforce has to deal with. Parking Panda may help alleviate apart of this dilemma, and we hope to see this promising company expand to Southern California in the near future.