Parkyourcar – Online Marketplace For Drivers
In 2014, we reached a turning point on the planet. For the first time in history more people were living in cities than in rural areas. This growth trend is set to continue as more and more people move to the cities in search of a better life. In times of growing urbanization, limited space for parking is a problem for many cities. Dutch firm Parkyourcar offers a solution in the form of an online marketplace for drivers of vehicles and providers of parking spaces.
How it works
Providers earn money by temporarily renting out their parking spaces against fees that are lower than 'official' parking spaces. Providers may be owners of a driveway or a garage box, or individual owners of multiple spaces or licensed spots and can offer reservations during times that they aren`t using their parking space, for example during working hours or their vacation.
Helps the environment
By sharing parking space through Parkyourcar, participants don’t just earn money they are also making a contribution to improving the living environment. It contributes to cleaner and healthier air: less searching means less driving around, which reduces the exhaust fumes and harmful emissions, plus, a percentage of the revenues are donated to the 'Good Parking Foundation' that lobbies for low traffic in city centres. Parkyourcar extends car-free zones in city centres; its mission is to have 100 city centres worldwide car-free by 2025.
Sustainable Urban Delta
The inherent complexities and pressures associated with densely populated urban areas are second nature to the Dutch. Over many centuries, authorities, industries, knowledge institutes, and citizens have striven to develop integrated approaches and a holistic vision to enable sustainable development of the urban environment – the Sustainable Urban Delta.