By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Ion Chiosea/123rf.com
Trying to find a park in Canberra can be tough at the best of times, particularly in busy places like Civic.
And there’s nothing that gets the road rage going more than driving around endlessly trying to score a spot.
Well, never fear Canberra, help is here!
The NRMA has launched a parking finder on its mobile app to make it easier for drivers to find affordable and convenient parking in the ACT.
The new feature helps drivers search for and compare prices between more than 4,000 available off-street parking stations across the capital and Australia.
It also enables users to pre-book and pay for spots through Divvy Parking.
NRMA local Director Kate Lundy said the new feature will reduce congestion and help Canberrans save on parking costs.
“Motorists spending time driving around looking for convenient or affordable parking only contributes to the congestion Canberra is increasingly experiencing,” Ms Lundy said.
“By combining Divvy and the my nrma app, we have delivered new parking options to the community without building one extra parking spot.”
Image Credit – Luca Bertolli/123rf.com
A survey of almost 900 NRMA members found 44% of people had returned home from a destination because they couldn’t find parking.
The survey also found:
- Almost one-in-five had spent more than half an hour looking for a park
- 97% had avoided going to a certain location because they were worried about finding a parking spot
To download the app, head to the Apple App Store or Google Play store on your smartphone.
Happy parking Canberra!