Parking counting systems boil down to one simple principle: They give drivers the right information at the right time so they can get into spots with the minimum search time possible.
And that’s not only good for drivers and for lot owners, it’s also good for the environment.
Studies show that as much as 30% of local traffic consists of cars simply circling in search of spots. Drivers looking for spots typically slow down and speed up, causing even more fuel emission than ordinary driving would.
This adds up to unnecessary and excess pollution that can easily be avoided.
In addition, vehicles on local roads merely searching for parking end up creating traffic congestion that causes other vehicles, including those simply traveling by, to slow down as well. This pollutes the air even further.
Parking counting systems like OpenSpace help to reduce the toxicity caused by excess emissions and congestion.
By offering real time occupancy data via web, apps, and signs at lot entrances, drivers know when and where spots are available. This translates into them spending less time behind the wheel simply circling to find a spot.
In fact, parking guidance is becoming part of many cities’ plan for a greener, more earth friendly environment.
Parking platforms like OpenSpace do more than just benefit you and your customers, they also help keep the air around all of us greener and cleaner.