Parking for cultural events in Pittsburgh, with help of new app

Posted on: December 22, 2010

On December 21 at the blog Technology in the Arts, David Dombrosky writes about a new mobile and internet application that helps concertgoers find parking places. “As a denizen of downtown Pittsburgh, I am well aware of how difficult it can be to find a parking spot when I go to the theatre, a gallery crawl, or the symphony. … In a brilliant bit of service to the arts organizations in the cultural district, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has created ParkPGH—a multi-platform service providing real-time parking availability information for eight garages in downtown Pittsburgh. … The Cultural Trust worked with [software developer] Deep Local to create a multi-platform service, so that audiences have multiple ways of learning about available parking options. In addition to the iPhone application, ParkPGH has a mobile website, a traditional website, and both text and voice option—thereby offering the service to anyone with a phone or access to the Internet. Did I mention that the parking availability information is updated every minute? A key layer of the service developed in collaboration with Traffic 21, a multi-disciplinary initiative of Carnegie Mellon University directed from within Heinz College.”

Posted December 22, 2010