Saturday, January 28, 2012

What People Are Saying About Booking for Parking

ByAggrey Mullwani

There has been a drastic increase in the number of vehicles within the streets of Nairobi. This is the reason why the City of Nairobi is always facing heavy traffic jams, making people reach the office late in the morning. In addition to this, some of the motorists have to move from one parking lot to another, looking for space. Some of them have to wake up really early so that they can get a parking space.

What if you could book for parking space beforehand?

The following survey was done at one of the parking lots in the city: (Total number of respondents: 40)

Q How sure are you that you will get space in this parking lot when you arrive
37% said they were very sure
63% were not sure at all

Q Approximately how long do you park your vehicle?
4% (1-3 hours)
26% (3-5 hours)
70% (6-8 hours -full day)

Q What would you prefer?
36% preferred to Book for space beforehand
64% preferred to Pay-as-you-park

Q If you prefer to book for parking beforehand, what are your thoughts on an online car parking booking system?
68% think it's a Good idea
24% believe it's Worth trying
8% said it's Not a Good idea

From the above, as much as people still prefer the conventional way of getting parking i.e. pay-as-you-park, there is a certain group of people who are willing to book for parking beforehand. It is for such people that I recommend the Nairobi Online Parking System. This system enables motorists to book for parking online.

So why would you want to book for space beforehand instead of pay-as-you-park? Here are some reasons:

You get to save on fuel. Instead of moving from one parking lot to another trying your luck in getting parking, you can book once and for all and forget about wasting fuel driving around. This leads to the next point which is it saves time.

You get to save time. This in addition to the point above. Once you are assured of parking, you no longer have to waste time driving around the city.

You get convenient parking. You get to choose the parking lot that is most convenient to you depending on where you are going. For example, there is no need for parking your vehicle around GPO and you have a meeting somewhere around Kencom Bus Station and there is a parking lot there.

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