Employers and landlords will have and use new tools to help alleviate parking problems at Los Angeles offices. Here are some of the new tools in 2016.
Valets: Valet parking companies are getting more innovative in finding parking spaces, moving cars around, and parking cars farther away. One company called Luxe Valet will meet you at a location identified on an app on your phone and park your car for you. They now will do it daily for a flat fee monthly fee.
The Expo line, the light rail from Downtown to Santa Monica, is expected to begin operations in June 2016. Commencement of service will create big buzz. Over time as office and residential fill in near Expo Stations, more people will take the Expo to work. Eventually, Expo will connect with Pasadena thru the Regional Connector.
Uber is already shifting living patterns and how people get to work. Some people are moving to residences that are walking distance to work and abondoning their cars for Uber. Others are using Uber and Uber Pool to get to work. Many couples are now finding that they can abandon one of their cars and easily live with just one car.
Finally, autonomous cars are seriously being talked about in the near future of transportation.