For lots that sell parking permits, selling the right number can be tricky.
Chances are even if you sell a permit for every single spot in your lot, your parking facility will never be full.
Why not? People do things other than park (shocker!). They travel, visit the dentist, take time off, some even visit the moon. Either way, it’s unlikely that every person you’ve sold a permit to will be parking in your lot the same day.
But overselling permit can be tricky. No lot owner wants to be in the situation of having a permit owner not be able to find a spot.
So how do you find that tricky little middle ground of selling as many permits as you can, more than the number of spots you have, without taking the risk of leaving a permit-owner stranded spotless?
With parking guidance systems like OpenSpace, you can get exact facility usage counts broken down for every time of day and week. Comparing that occupancy data to your permit sales lets you know how much leeway you have to sell extra permits while still leaving slack to ensure that every permit owner can always find a spot.
It’s just one more way that parking guidance helps you maximize your parking resource so that you optimize revenue while providing outstanding service. That’s the power of OpenSpace.