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August 27, 2013

Big Changes: Free Parking Is Priceless

Chadwick Meyer
We've been watching you for the past 2 years now, and you just won't give up! Thousands of you keep joining Park Circa and writing articles about this idea and proving that you want this platform to work. But new members still are not engaged enough to get us over a critical mass. So we've decided to pivot and try something new. In the beginning, people used to say Park Circa was like "Airbnb for Parking", but we're thinking maybe the right model for us is "Couchsurfing for Parking", the non-commercial, adventurous, and more social cousin. A ...
August 13, 2013

Project Status Update - Auto Payments Temporarily Disabled

Chadwick Meyer
Park Circa is still on auto-pilot. We aren't doing anything to promote the platform or improve the service for the time being because we don't have time. But it still works well (ignoring a couple bugs in the Android app). We released this idea into the wild to see what would happen, figuring that if interest increased, we would reinvest in the idea. It's been interesting. We continue to get a lot of visitors to the website via organic search and links. And amazingly people still continue to sign up every day (10% of visitors, i.e. about ...
March 22, 2013

Help Us Prove the Concept

Casey Cobb
Dear friends of Park Circa, We’re excited to add a few new faces to our team and to redouble our efforts in San Francisco. Granted, we’re not a big company - just a team that cares passionately about improving parking for you. Get $100 for Helping to Prove Park Circa will Work We need spaces. Lots of them. And this is something that only *you* can help us with. The Haight/Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco has the highest concentration of Park Circa users, so we have decided to run an experiment here. We need at least ten ...

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