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New App Rents Driveway Parking Spaces for $1 an Hour

A pair of entrepreneurs has launched an app that allows property owners to rent driveway spaces to people looking for parking. Also, the app helps people find the parking they are looking for.
August 10, 2016, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A post on the Transport Providence blog shares news of a new app, Spotter Parking, which allows users to rent the use of their driveways for parking purposes at the price of $1 per hour.

"If you have a driveway, you can rent it during times when you're not around for $1 an hour," explains the post. "If you need a parking spot, you can use the app to find people who are renting their driveways…"

The post goes on to suggest potential extensions of the apps technology, including use for more efficient use of existing on-street parking (which could then be used for other types of infrastructure, like bike lanes) and use for mobile homes to alleviate the housing crunch.

A story by Bob Plain originally broke the news about the Spotter Parking app. Plan spoke to the creators of the app, Albie Brown and Will Newman, who describe the app as Airbnb for driveways. According to the article, Brown and Newman "believe their idea is 'completely scalable.' Newport and Fall River might have ample need, and they are discussing ways to roll it out in other metropolitan areas of the United States and abroad."

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Published on Friday, August 5, 2016 in RI Future
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