A new iPhone app has created a marketplace for public parking, connecting those vacating a space with those searching for one â€” for a fee.
Parking Auction launched earlier this week on Manhattanâ€™s Upper West Side. The matchmaking service is beta-testing, and the folks behind it hope to expand worldwide, creating communities of relaxed, smartphone-armed parkers.
â€œIf Iâ€™m parked on the street and wouldnâ€™t mind moving my car to a spot half a mile away that isnâ€™t residential, I may be happy to give it up to my neighbor that just got home from East Hampton on a Sunday night with two kids in a car she has to unload,â€ said founder Brian Rosetti. â€œWe think thatâ€™s quite a neighborly and valuable service.â€
To be clear, the spaces themselves arenâ€™t for sale, nor is the right to park in it. Drivers are told they must vacate the space if another driver signals theyâ€™d like to park there, thereby voiding the transaction. Whatâ€™s actually for sale information â€” the knowledge that a space will be opening up soon.
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