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March 23, 2011

New Android Mobile App is now Released

Our beta Android app is now available for smartphones running Android v2.1+. You can download directly from the Android Market on your phone, or view it on the Android Market website. Our apologies for anyone running an older version of Android OS, some of the technology was not fully compatible with our app requirements. We'll see if there is a way to release a version for older phones, but you can probably also upgrade your OS to at least v2.1. Hopefully now that more people can use Park Circa from their mobile phone, we'll appeal to a ...
March 11, 2011

Cost per space in an Average Parking Garage

Recently we discovered that the cost per space in an average Parking Garage is about $40,000 (land, construction, interest, operating and maintenance, etc). Spread out over the lifetime of the space, this equals about $237/mo just to cover costs. But with Park Circa, we can take existing resources that are already built and paid for, and simply put the space to use when it's idle. There is virtually no new cost for the spaces (other than our own administrative and technical infrastructure that is scalable internationally which minimizes the ...
March 10, 2011

Parking is the Single Biggest Land Use in any City

In a video interview with Donald Shoup, UCLA professor of Urban Planning and well known parking expert, he explains that parking is the single biggest land use in any city. And since we know that a huge percentage of the parking spaces are empty while the owner is across town parking somewhere else, we have a lot of urban land that isn't being used. If we could coordinate schedules better, much of that dedicated space could be converted to parks and playgrounds for the community to enjoy. Shoup's goal is to price parking so that there is at ...
March 09, 2011

Cruising for Parking Increases Traffic and Emission

Donald Shoup, professor of Urban Planning at UCLA (considered to be THE expert on parking) estimates that in central business districts up to 30% of emissions is caused by "cruisers", people circling the block looking for parking. In the same NY Times article, a study showed that in some places in New York up to 45% of the traffic was "cruising" for parking. The city of San Francisco recently invested $95 Million to install "smart" meters around the city that can vary pricing on demand (SF Park), in order to help address the problem of ...
March 01, 2011

Back in the Credit Card Processing Business

More good news for drivers today! You can now buy Park Circa credit more conveniently using your credit card on our newly approved "add credit" page. Thanks for your patience over the last 2 weeks while we searched for a trusted banking partner for credit card processing.

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