Redwood City motorists might find parking easier now that the city implemented a pilot smartphone mapping system that lets them find available spaces, rates and hours in downtown lots and garages.
The application “Parker” will be tested for a three-month trial period on approximately 100 on-street spaces on Broadway between Main and Marshall streets, and on Jefferson Avenue between Middlefield Road and Marshall Street. The system uses information from sensors embedded in the parking spaced that detect a vehicle’s presence. Parker also has a hands-free option.
The free app is available at www.redwoodcity.org/parking.