It’s no secret that parking in the Jewellery Quarter can be troublesome.
18 months ago the council introduced a new parking permit system giving residents and local businesses access to more spaces.
However, this really doesn’t encourage visitors to the area, who will inevitably spend a frustrating Saturday afternoon trying to locate a space.
Now the US iPhone and Android app Parker has landed in the UK – and is trialing it’s service in the JQ.
Using data from sensors in the road, the app can report on whether the parking bay is in use – allowing drivers to zone in on roads with spaces.
Sounds simple doesn’t it?
There are plans to roll this out into areas of Birmingham city centre if it is successful.