Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
While most of us around here love driving, parking can be a pain. Looping through different lots in search of an open spot can drive one nuts. Luckily for motorists in San Francisco, things are about to get a little bit easier with a new text-to-park service.
The city is rolling out the new service to all 14 city-owned parking lots. To use the service, motorists can text "877877" and enter the lot number, or include "SFpark" for a list of all lots. A message will come back with information about the garage including pricing and space availability.
While the concept of ways to help motorists find parking spots in an effort to curb congestion and pollution is nothing new, a texting service is. We look forward to seeing how the service works and if it will be rolled out in other cities.