A new iPhone application named “Parker” was unveiled Wednesday.
The new app is the nation’s first-ever mobile application delivering drivers a faster and more convenient way to find open metered parking spaces.
“Parker for iPhone'' costs $1.99 and gives Hollywood motorists a digital map pinpointing the city blocks with the most available spaces. Users can see which ones have more than four, more than two or less than two spots. It also provides information about parking space time limits, pricing, whether meters take credit cards or coins, and can direct drivers to the nearest City parking garages.
The Parker app initially provides real time parking information for the Hollywood area only, according to CNS.
“We are excited that Los Angeles is the first city in the country to offer this unique app to residents and visitors,'' Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “By making parking easier, we can help people get where they are going faster and reduce pollution and traffic congestion caused by drivers circling in hopes of finding an open spot.''