The Reporter (Vacaville)
City launches downtown parking app
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:// apps.apple.com/us/app/ japa-smart-parking/ id1237326914.
To download the app on Android, visit: https:// play.google.com/store/ apps/details?id=one.japa. mobile&hl=en_US&pli=1.