ParkMe: Can Save You Frustration and Money

One of the biggest problems with parking is that most drivers head where they want to go and may have to circle several blocks to find a parking space. This circling adds traffic, frustrations and costs for everyone. ParkMe has released an iPhone app that shows areas of downtown Austin and UT where parking is available. Parking data is updated every 5 minutes so you won’t be looking at outdated information. If you don’t have an iPhone, you can also view parking info on their website. If you have to drive downtown alone, this app can get you the information you need to get out of traffic and into a parking space with less hassle and less gas burned.

Here are just a few of ParkMe’s features:
• Alert you when your meter is about to expire.
• Information on pricing, capacity, hours & locations at garages downtown.
• Predict parking availability at a desired time in the future.

ParkMe works great when you are carpooling with a friend, it’s safer and more efficient to have your passenger using the app to find parking while you drive. Try the app today!

Watch this KXAN story for more detail.

Parking app hits Austin: kxan.com

PlazaLife: A Smashing Success

The Downtown Austin Alliance and Thomas Properties presented this 2-day event at the Frost Bank Tower Plaza to demonstrate a re-imagining of how we use our downtown plazas and begin to improve the Main Street of Texas, Congress Avenue.

There were two days to watch the plaza come to life with performance, music, games, business gatherings, yoga and people meeting with friends to eat lunch, view the art and landscape installations, or just relax and watch the world go by.

Movability is Open for Business! May 2012

Thanks to the support of our partners – Capital Metro, City of Austin, Downtown Austin Alliance, and Travis County – Movability Austin has formed is ready to begin working. On March 21st Movabiliity announced that we are open for business with a presentation to a Downtown Austin Alliance’s audience.

This first year, we have set our sites on working with at 20 employers and helping 2,000-3,000 employees begin using any travel option except “driving alone” into the downtown area during rush hours. And, in less than two months, we have six new members and with another eight companies on the runway towards membership.

American Institute of Architects, Dadnab, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and University of Texas, Austin have joined as affiliate members to support the mission and activities of Movability Austin.