The Latest in Parking News: December 2020

December 22, 2020
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There’s always something new when it comes to the parking industry. Whether it be municipal and regional changes or new technologies introduced, there are a number of trends that have begun shifting the way parking operators do business. As we near the end of 2020, many parking organizations are starting to reassess their parking strategies based on the unexpected events of this year. Check out the latest in industry news and how many are rethinking parking and repositioning themselves for the future.

City of Windsor offers 15 minutes of free parking to encourage takeout orders

With new lockdowns coming into place, restaurants and dining spots across North America are being restricted to curb-side and takeout orders. In an effort to lend a helping hand, the City of Windsor has decided to offer free 15-minute parking in hopes that this will spike business during the holiday season.  

More pay parking coming to Metro Vancouver's regional parks in 2021

The city of Vancouver has seen a 43% increase in visitation to regional parks during the spring and summer compared to 2019. As a result, seasonal paid parking is being introduced in the coming new year, especially during peak seasons. 

Rethinking parking, deliveries and security for pandemic times

As a result of the pandemic, online shopping and home delivery has experienced a large increase compared to previous years. That said, condo property owners and developers are starting to reconsider their available resources and regulations in order to best accommodate this new behavioural trend. 

Car-parking space: the next great urban frontier

With travel rates down, retail and services closed and corporate offices moving to virtual spaces, parking operators and property managers are recognizing a large loss when it comes to their parking lots. In an effort to optimize these vacant and unused spaces, it’s important for these organizations to pivot their strategy in order to optimize these vacant spaces and support revenue during these times. 

Fun parking news...

Group transforms South Side parking lot into a winter wonderland for drive-thru toy giveaway

Dr. Walt Whitman of the Soul Children of Chicago and his youth singers are hoping to spread joy this holiday season by reimagining their annual toy giveaway as a socially-distant drive-thru experience. 

‘Charlie Brown' parking lot Christmas tree brings joy to Mississippi hospital workers

The Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Mississippi is finding ways to add extra joy into their workday. Found in their staff parking lot, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree replica is what’s sparking some much needed holiday spirit, especially for frontline workers. 

If you’re in the process of adjusting your short-term and long-term parking strategy, contact SecurePark today here or at (844)-363-6273. to learn more about our suite of SaaS parking tools.