The Reporter (Vacaville)

City launches downtown parking app

- The Reporter

The city of Vacaville has partnered with JAPA Inc. to create a smartphone applicatio­n that allows users to locate parking availabili­ty downtown.

The real-time parking availabili­ty informatio­n is for both on-street and municipal parking. The mobile app shows users where parking is available and navigates them to the open space.

Small pucks that detect the presence of a vehicle were installed by contractor­s last month. The system was installed based on feedback from residents and merchants regarding downtown parking.

The system consists of 12 public parking lots, 853 parking spaces and plus on-street parking. The app is free to download on iOS and Android. No personal informatio­n, account setup or sign-in is required to use the app.

“Vacaville is a vibrant community with a charming downtown that provides a unique destinatio­n for visitors including residents, business owners, local workers, and tourists,” said Vacaville City Manager Aaron Busch in a press release. “Downtown is experienci­ng a renaissanc­e with new businesses opening and increased investment.

“It is a City priority to support the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvemen­t District and local businesses by ensuring that residents and visitors can easily find free public parking as it is quickly becoming a destinatio­n downtown.”

After installing the app, select “City of Vacaville” and begin finding open parking spots immediatel­y.

The Parking Stall Availabili­ty System is one of several investment­s the city has made in the Downtown Core totaling more than $6.9 million in the last year.

To download the app on iOS, visit: https:// japa-smart-parking/ id12373269­14.

To download the app on Android, visit: https:// apps/details?id=one.japa. mobile&hl=en_US&pli=1.

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