Spot Parking partners with Parramatta to map new kerbside restrictions
To help support local business who can now only provide takeaway services, Spot Parking has partnered with the City of Parramatta to provide a COVID-19 interactive map, where the city can show new kerbside restrictions to support pick-ups rather than parking, and local restaurants and pharmacies can communicate their new operating hours and offers to the local community. See the live site here.
Businesses that are still operating within the restricted guidelines need the ability for their customers to receive quick and safe kerbside pick-up.
Retailers such as supermarkets have introduced special trading hours for the elderly or vulnerable to be given priority service, and there was a need to communicate this along with the kerbside restrictions.
Code the curb company Spot Parking knows what it’s like to adapt. As a scale-up operating across the US and Australia, Spot feels fortunate to be an agile, tech-based company who can effectively work with customers remotely and give something back, no matter how small, in these difficult times.
“As a tech company, the ability to work on this with a city to help their citizens at this time has been an amazing experience, said Spot CEO Elizabeth Zealand. “It was the City’s innovative suggestion to adapt our current digital kerbside and campus platform to allow for real time input from affected local businesses”.
Drawing on Spot’s digital kerbside mapping and visualisation technology for cities, coupled with real time notifications of parking changes built for Ohio State University, the team were able to design and build the site within days.
“With so much of our industry in deep pain right now, this was a welcome innovation and our chance to play a small part in helping cities keep their local economy going whilst keeping citizens safe.”