Whether driving in for a day or exploring the Big Apple at a leisurely pace, apps hit the sweet spot for visitors. Take advantage of new to be released and current applications for an easier driving (and parking) experience.
Get the Low Down on These NYC Launches
- Slated for the end of 2016, all parking meters in the metro area will be able to be paid via a mobile payment app. 85,000 metered parking spots will be payable remotely through the app. It is currently being tested on approximately 200 parking meters in the Bronx. Information can be entered via the app. Extra bonuses include the fact that drivers who do not use all of the time for which they have paid for can receive a partial refund and the app notifies motorists prior to the meter expiration time.
- Even earlier than that, check into the web app, https://www.dotprs.nyc, for NYC DOT municipal garage reservations. Available starting January 27th at 10a.m., this Parking Reservation System (PRS) will allow motorists to make their reservations for the following month and requires a driver’s license check at the garage. This affords visitors that plan ahead a cheaper parking solution.
The Two Staple Mobile Apps for iPhone and Android
- SpotHero is a useful app for NYC drivers. SpotHero, a web and mobile app, can be downloaded on iPhone and Android, allowing users to book discounted parking, up to 50% off, in lots and garages from a phone or computer. Online reservations are required.
- BestParking can be downloaded for Android users. This search engine directs drivers to the cheapest options closest to the driver’s location.
Remember to slow down when driving. Once getting out of parking spots, motorists are expected to adhere to 25 MPH speed limits on all NYC streets unless otherwise noted. Drive safe and have an amazing time in NYC.