I worked on this 3 week project with partners Sam Kim and Summer Kitahara. The problem we tackled is the lack of cheap parking in higher density areas, and the fact that the average driver spends $245 a year on the gas used to find parking. Private citizens have assets, like an empty parking space, that can be valuable to drivers. Unlike parking garages run by dedicated parking businesses, citizens don't have a formalized way of utilizing their assets. Garages have hundreds of spaces, provide parking leases, and can manage how many cars are admitted to the garage. Citizens have a smaller inventory—typically just one space and their use of the space may be difficult to schedule.
To solve this problem, we designed an app that facilitates the lending and renting of neighberhood parking spaces. By sharing parking spaces within the community, we aim to build trust and friendship between parking space renters and lessees. By creating a tightknit community of ParcPals, Parc makes finding parking faster, cheaper, easier, and more personal.