Today ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced the launch of the new ParkColumbus app. The ParkColumbus app is an important component of the Short North Parking Plan as an option for paying at parking meters and mobile payment-only parking zones. The ParkColumbus app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
Starting this week, people in Columbus will begin to see new stickers on the approximately 600 parking meters in the Short North Arts District. The ParkColumbus app will be available on mobile payment-only streets starting January 22, 2019. To pay for parking using the ParkColumbus app, simply enter the zone number posted on the sticker, choose the duration and touch the “start parking” button. The ParkColumbus app will send alerts when the parking session is about to expire so a user can extend time right remotely.
The City of Columbus plans to add mobile payment to all 4,500 parking meters and kiosks starting in late 2019.
Additionally, the ParkColumbus app will offer a resident guest pass, providing special 24-hour parking rates for those visiting residents in the Short North and Children’s Hospital areas. Visit parkcolumbus.com for more information on the resident guest pass program.
With the launch of the ParkColumbus app, ParkMobile continues to expand its presence in Ohio. The service is currently available in Cincinnati, Toledo and Cleveland and at several universities, including Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve and Ohio University. ParkMobile also offers event parking reservations at Nationwide Arena, the Arena District, ExpressLive, Huntington Park and the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair. Additionally, users can use ParkMobile to make reservations for Cleveland Browns football at FirstEnergy Stadium.
“As a smart city, Columbus is always looking for innovative ways to alleviate traffic congestion and improve the parking experience,” said Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director for Parking Services with the City of Columbus. “This new ParkColumbus app gives people an easy way to pay so they can skip the meter and instead pay with their phone.”
“We are excited to partner with the City of Columbus,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We already have a large and growing base of ParkMobile users around Ohio. This expansion into Columbus offers more smart parking options for people as they travel around the state.”
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on- and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, ACG Georgia Fast 40 and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list. Additionally, the company won 2018 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Integrated Mobile Experience. For more information, visit parkmobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.