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June 22, 2011

One Thousand Users Today

We reached an important milestone today: 1000 people have joined Park Circa as private beta testers. We're still a tiny startup, with no outside funding for marketing or team members outside of our two co-founders and a couple part time volunteers, so that's an exciting number for us. 75% of our members come directly to our site (not linked from other sites), which means that most people are hearing about Park Circa from friends, or our flyers. We're really grateful for all of you that believe in this idea and are willing to help us make it ...
June 20, 2011

Should Have Used Park Circa

This photo was taken yesterday at the Stern Grove Music Festival. This car tried to squeeze into a small space in front of my car and ended up parking partially on the grass of the Park. The DPT was out in force and we saw a lot of tickets on windshields. Next time, maybe they'll consider using Park Circa. There was a great parking space only 100 feet away from this car, which they could have used... would have been much much cheaper.
June 20, 2011

Stern Grove Festival Parking

As one of our event tests, we've been recruiting neighbors to share their driveways around the Sigmund Stern Grove for the Stern Grove Music Festival, a free event that runs every Sunday all summer long. During normal days, there is an overabundance of parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the Grove. But on Sundays, when 10,000 people stream to hear the music and enjoy the beautiful eucalyptus grove, the streets are filled up for a half a mile away (and more when it's a popular concert). We've talked to numerous neighbors that love the ...
June 17, 2011

Photos for Parking Spaces

We've been working on implementing all the great suggestions we've received from you and are happy to announce that you can now upload photos for your parking space. This is now live on the website, and will be available in the next update for iPhone and Android as soon as they are approved. Having a photo will greatly improve drivers' ability to find your house and reassure them that they are indeed parked in the correct space. This will make it more likely that people will use your space. We have added a few photos already, but not all ...

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