After recently moving into a big city apartment, you’re maybe planning some business gatherings or parties in your new digs. One thing you didn’t notice is the parking around your apartment building likely isn’t the greatest. If it’s like most cities, your guests might have to park multiple blocks away in a parking lot or garage.
On top of it, your guests may have to pay a huge parking fee.
How do you go about amending this problem so you create visitor parking without so many inconveniences? Take a look at three commonly related problems and a solution using GuestParq.
1. Parking Far Away in Bad Weather
The last thing you want is to force your guests to park blocks away when the weather is terrible. We all know to park in big cities like Chicago is often a nightmare. During the winter, the weather can also become treacherous.
Perhaps some of your guests understand the situation and just put up with it. They shouldn’t have to, especially when they’re coming to a major business gathering in your apartment. No one wants to have to walk half a mile in torrential rain or snow.
This could also become dangerous if they have to walk in icy conditions. Some of your guests could potentially fall and injure themselves.
Our app, GuestParq, is a smart parking app through our ParqEx platform.
Using GuestParq, you’ll be able to help your guests reserve a parking place either in your apartment complex or within close proximity.
2. Forcing Your Guests to Pay High Rates for Parking
Did you know cities like Chicago (and similar big metropolises) usually overcharge for parking? It’s a big problem many people complain about, though never finding solutions.
Parking meter revenues in Chicago continue to rise, according to recent reports from the Chicago Sun-Times. Obviously, this leaves your guests with a major predicament when coming to visit you.
Think of the sour taste this leaves if you have family and friends coming to visit your apartment for the holidays. Just imagine how much this would cost them merely to visit for a few days or for a one-night party.
You don’t have to worry about this anymore when you use our GuestParq app. We make it easy for you to reserve under-used parking spaces within your apartment’s property. These parking spaces won’t have exorbitant fees visitors pay when parking in other locations within the city.
3. Lack of Security in Other Parking Lots
Statistics from the National Safety Council show that parking lots still experience major accidents and crime, particularly during busy times like the holidays. Your guests being forced to park in a strange place could mean them experiencing crime, or potentially hitting someone from being unfamiliar with the area.
All of these scenarios could lead to devastating outcomes you may feel responsible for due to inadequate parking.
One of the great features of GuestParq is it provides the security you need when reserving parking. Even with those reserved spaces, anything could happen.
Thanks to security cameras, you can use your mobile device to check in on what’s occurring in your reserved parking spaces. Our technology is always on and cloud-hosted so you can access security cams 24/7, no matter where you are.
You’ll also know exactly who’s parking in your reserved parking area. Someone else might take those places without permission, hence giving you a chance to amend the situation before your guests arrive.
Contact us at ParqEx to learn more about our self-managed parking solutions for parking owners, renters, guests, managers, and communities. We’ll show you how to implement our app for yourself as a renter, or as a building owner.