Growing up in Brooklyn, I’ve been lucky enough to avoid driving around looking for a place to put my car. But on the rare occasion when public transit won’t do and I need a place to park, I quickly find that the streets of The Big Apple are my worst enemy. Enter SpotHero, a Chicago startup that lets you buy daily or monthly parking ahead of time.
While I’m a bit jealous that the app currently only applies to those in the Windy City, I’m hopeful that the parking helper will soon make its way to NYC. Here’s how it works: Type in an address to compare hundreds of discounted parking options and select the dates you’d like to reserve a spot. Enter your credit card information, print out the confirmation, and you’re good to go.
Not only does the app make parking less of a hassle, it also makes it cheaper. According to The Atlantic, the SpotHero pitch is simple: “Reserve a parking spot in Chicago ahead of time. Save up to 80%.” Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Would you buy an app to get faster parking in your city?
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