ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and part of EasyPark Group, is launching its digital parking solution in Downtown Bay City. Through the ParkMobile app, users will be able to pay for on-demand parking at 85 parking spaces in Downtown beginning Monday, April 3rd.
The Bay City Downtown Development Authority was instructed to end paid parking at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The DDA is excited to be working with IPS Group, Inc. and ParkMobile for parking enforcement in our four parking lots located at Saginaw St./5th St., Jennison Lot, Washington Ave./6th St. and Center Ave./Adams St. Visitors to Downtown Bay City will have the option of short-term parking for $1/hour and $5/day, and yearly parking permits can also be purchased from the DDA at 901 Saginaw St. Profits from Downtown parking will go towards parking lot and parking structure maintenance including resurfacing and restriping, snow removal, and lot upkeep. Parking lot maintenance minimizes asphalt corrosion, reduces vehicle mishaps, and keeps drivers safe.
ParkMobile is available throughout Michigan with 921,687 users. ParkMobile can also be found nearby at Saginaw Valley State University. The app is available in over 550 cities nationwide, including Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Dallas, TX, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC.
ParkMobile has over 41 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser via QR code or text message. To pay for parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device.
ParkMobile’s Managing Director, David Hoyt, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Bay City to provide our easy-to-use technology. The ParkMobile app will allow downtown residents and visitors a seamless parking experience to easily pay for parking right on their phone.”
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application, the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation, and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.