Currently, parking is a pressing issue for many cities as the number of vehicles increase and parking lots witness a lesser hike. Driving around town searching for parking burning liters of gas and contributing to pollution is a norm for many city residents. The parking menace is aggravated when large scale events like concerts, music festivals, sporting events, and exhibitions are organized. Such events bring huge numbers of people to a facility –playing field, amusement parks, stadium, and theatre- generating a logistical nightmare for parking operators.
Regrettably, although many event organizers spend countless hours and dollars ensuring that visitors have ultimate fan and safety inside the venue, they overlook assets outside the venue like parking. The task of parking management is left to law enforcers and parking attendants. However, events don’t have to be parking nightmares with drivers stranded and parking attendants overwhelmed by the traffic.
With smart parking solutions like ParqEx, visitors can be given timely and accurate information on the state of parking at the event venue. They can be directed on where to park, and if possible, parking is reserved before the event. Also, parking operators and attendants can effectively manage vehicles and mitigate congestion at and near the event venue.
Smart parking at events
Few things are more frustrating than attending an event and spending hours looking for parking. You regret the decision to attend the event a million times and vow never to return. Luckily, smart parking solutions address parking menace in events. It handles the surge in traffic effectively using intelligence parking systems.
Event attendees receive real-time information on the parking situation at the event. If the venue parking is full, they are directed to available parking spaces near the venue and the rates they will be charged. With this data, attendees can make quick and informed decisions on where to park depending on where they are coming from. Such an arrangement saves attendees the hassle of circling around the venue looking for parking space wasting time and fuel. It enhances their experience at the event and increases the likelihood that they attend the event the next time and even invite friends and family.
Through smart parking solutions, event attendees can even boost their parking spot in advance. When they get to the event venue, they are directed to their booked parking spot. The process is even streamlined by the use of the access point and gate nearest to the booked parking space. Remarkably, the use of sensors to check vehicles for eligibility to the event and online payment process, the parking process is simplified. In cases where attendees need special parking –disabled, seniors, or large party vans, the parking attendees can easily and conveniently direct them to it.
Using ParqEx for Events
ParqEx is a smart parking solution that can be used for events parking management. Guests do not have to drive around parking lots desperately looking for parking space. Instead, they are connected to underutilized parking spots around the event venue. Guests can make their reservation in advance. When they get to the event, they just park.
Individuals and businesses living around the event venue –stadium or theatre- can list their private parking spaces for use during the event in exchange for supplemental revenue. With ParqEx, event organizers don’t have to worry about parking for event attendees because they are sorted. Using the ParqEx app, event attendees are directed to available parking spots resulting in a smoother event experience. ParqEx also helps to reserve parking for special groups such as people with disabilities and seniors.
Smart parking technologies are prominent for transforming overwhelming and stressful parking experience to stress-free and convenient parking experiences for guests at events. They revolutionize events from stressful to successful. Smart parking is the next big thing in event center parking management. Contact ParqExto schedule a demo on how smart parking technology can benefit your next event.