People in the parking industry love to speak of time wasted in the quest for parking. We’ve all heard the oft-quoted statistic that 1/3 of local traffic is just people in search of spots. What we wanted to know was how many people are actually wasting chunks of time on a constant basis as they search for spot.
When we conducted our Omnibus survey of 1,000 randomly selected drivers, we asked how many people spent more than 30 minutes every week searching for parking.
The results found that too many people are doing just that. 150 of the drivers surveyed said they spend more than 30 minutes each week looking for parking. That’s more than 26 hours of wasted time each year- around 2/3 of a work week– per person.
Do those hours need to be wasted as the search for parking is inevitable?
Or can parking guidance eliminate all that wasted time by guiding drivers right into open spots?
Read more in the full length article in The Parking Professional.