Realtime Parking Data in Santa Monica

Whoa, I like this: The city of Santa Monica has launched a web-based service displaying realtime parking space availability on a lot-by-lot basis for the shopping district . Link this to vehicle navigation systems and SMS and a whole bunch of downtown congestion would go away as people would stop doing the daily parking derby.

As I have written here (too) many times, the theme for 2007 remains realtime. Trust me on that one.


  1. Paul, I note the initial focus is on the shopping district. I would actually prefer if my wife spent more time searching for parking and less time shopping.