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Putting the Brakes on Chicago's Pricey Parking Predicament

Putting the Brakes on Chicago's Pricey Parking Predicament The Problem Have you ever parked your car in downtown Chicago? If you have, you might agree that Chicago is one of the worst cities in America when it comes to finding affordable parking. To better understand the pain points of parking in the city, ParkWhiz surveyed more than 500 Chicagoans for their thoughts about the issues. According to the data: City Parking Is Expensive Parking Prices Are Unpredictable 97% 73% 70% 97% of Chicagoans said parking in the city is expensive and 73% cited high price as the worst aspect of parking. 70% said the price they paid was different than what they were expecting. The average price to park in a Chicago garage for: Trying to find a meter instead? Meters can cost as much as One Hour 12 Hours $21 $27 $6.50 per hour The Cost Adds Up A commuter parking in a garage during the workweek could add up to approximately $7,000 a year Finding the best price can also be challenging, given that there can be more than 130 different rates in the city at any given time. Chicago Parking is Stressful Parking Is a Source of Stress and Frustration Parking Can Spur Arguments with Loved Ones The majority of people said that fınding parking is a source of frustration (80%) and stress (70%). 45% of people have argued with a significant other about parking. IN FACT: -> 60% of People Would Rather Take out the Trash 60% than Have to Find Parking The High Cost of Parking Is a Roadblock 82% 62% 60% 10% 82% of people said they would be more likely to go downtown if it wasn't for the 60% said they gave 10% said they haven't taken a 62% said the hassle of parking prevented them from attending an up on traveling to their destination job because of the parking situation. because they couldn't find event. cost of parking. parking. The 9 Toughest Areas in Chicago to Find Parking (red being the hardest) streeterville south loop gold coast Joop river north old town west loop lincoln park lakeview The Solution In response to the feedback, ParkWhiz, the nation's leading parking app, created Simple Price Parking. ParkWhiz's Simple Price Parking is a new flat-rate pricing model that lets customers pay only $5 for one hour, $10 for two hours and $15 for all day parking at any of ParkWhiz's 100 partner garages throughout the city when booking through the app $27 $30 $21 $15 ParkWhiz's Simple Price Parking $5 Average Garage Price One Hour 12 Hours ParkWhiz's Simple Price Parking is available in Chicago now by downloading the ParkWhiz app for iPhone or Android. About ParkWhiz: Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the e-parking industry leader. The company's website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination at thousands of parking locations across the country, from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco. ParkWhiz is an official partner of StubHub and TicketsNow, and the company also partners with professional and collegiate sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts and NCAA teams and entertainment venues across the country. For more information, visit ParkWhiz.com. PARKWHIZ

Putting the Brakes on Chicago's Pricey Parking Predicament

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Chicago is one of America's worst cities for parking. To better understand the pain points of parking in the city, ParkWhiz surveyed more than 500 Chicagoans for their thoughts about the issues. Accor...

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