That’s why this Wired News article on
struck me as such a great idea, especially the section on
SpotScout, a web-based offering where people can offer their parking spaces to people in exchange for cash. It’s almost like Zipcar in reverse. The site allows you to access the listings via your cellphone instead of constantly circling and hoping somewhat pulls out. You can also reserve spots ahead of time from your computer. SpotScout also hooks up with local garages to keep track of how many spaces are available in them.
SpotScout is free to join, with no monthly fees. It’ll be launching in July in San Francisco, New York and—hurrah!—Boston.