An App to Rent Driveways

The shared economy is coming to that most sacred of private properties—the garage or driveway parking spot.
October 27, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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An app that allows residential or commercial property owners to rent out their unused parking spaces has won a civic hack competition in Phoenix.

Kristin Musulin reports on the victory by AirGarage, "a marketplace that links homeowners or commercial properties that have unused parking spaces with drivers looking for a parking spot." AirGarage won the third Phoenix Smart City Hack competition, which comes with $3,000 and a trip to Barcelona to represent the state of Arizona in the international Smart City Hack competition.

The AirGarage app addresses the need (whether perceived or real) for more parking in cities while tapping into the ethos of the "shared economy."

Hayley Ringle broke the news of AirGarage's victory in a post that might be behind a paywall for some readers.

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Published on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Smart Cities Dive
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