ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, announced the launch of service in the Cannery Row area of Monterey, California. This is part of the city’s plan to expand contactless parking payment options throughout the city. ParkMobile is already available at 1,500 spaces in off-street lots in Monterey. This expansion adds ParkMobile availability to over 500 on-street spaces with a plan to add more in the future. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many city leaders and businesses are encouraging residents to use contactless forms of payment instead of physical parking equipment to prevent the spread of the virus.
ParkMobile is the #1 parking app in North America with over 20 million users and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. New meters will be installed on Cannery Row with stickers and signs posted to provide information on how to use ParkMobile. To start a parking session with the app, a user enters the zone number posted on the meter, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button. The user can then extend the time of the parking session right from the app, without having to go back to the meter.
ParkMobile already has over 2.3 million users in the State of California. The app is widely available in major cities in Northern and Southern California including Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Berkeley, Newport Beach, and more. Additionally, ParkMobile can be used to pay for parking at many colleges and universities in the state including, CSU Monterey Bay, University of San Diego, UCLA, Stanford, Cal Poly, and San Jose State.
“Monterey is excited to partner with ParkMobile to provide our residents and visitors with a contactless parking payment option throughout the city,” says Cristie Steffy, Parking Superintendent of Monterrey. “We know a lot of people in Monterey already have the ParkMobile app on their phone, which will make paying for parking easier in the city.”
“ParkMobile is proud to partner with Monterey to expand contactless parking payments throughout the city,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We continue to see strong growth in California, as we provide drivers with a safe and easy and safe way to pay for parking without touching the meter.”