SOURCE: HonkMobile

HonkMobile

May 05, 2016 16:32 ET

Overwhelming Response to Driveway Sharing in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON --(Marketwired - May 05, 2016) - Homeowners in Ottawa are quickly and enthusiastically signing up to rent out their unused parking spaces using a new app, HonkMobile.

In response to this Ottawa Citizen article from May 3, HonkMobile's new service, HonkQ, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback with a huge number of sign-ups and bookings in the app.

HonkQ allows anyone, anywhere to list a parking space they own at a price of their choosing. The service benefits consumers by helping them park faster, allowing them to search and reserve a spot in advance, adding more accessible parking spots, and putting more money in their pockets.

In addition, HonkQ eases congestion by opening up existing parking inventory to more people as opposed to it sitting empty. This also diminishes the need to allocate more scarce land to building new parking spaces or lots. 

With the busy spring/summer season of festivals and outdoor events just beginning, HonkQ is particularly handy as many streets are temporarily closed, further limiting already scarce parking options.

"HonkQ gets cars parked faster and makes roads safer," says HonkMobile founder & CEO Michael Back. "Demand for parking outpaces supply in cities like Ottawa, particularly when events like CycloFest, the Tulip Festival and Italian Week close streets and take up what little parking is available. We're helping citizens help each other by letting them share the parking that's already there."

HonkMobile is on a mission to maximize the ease of parking for all drivers, while also benefitting cities by reducing congestion, pollution, driver frustration and wear on roads.

Using a single account, motorists can pay for parking anywhere HonkMobile is accepted across North America.

To download the app or learn more visit www.honkmobile.com.

About HonkMobile

HonkMobile is North America's leading provider of on-demand mobile payments for parking. HonkMobile's cloud-based technology streamlines parking by allowing users to search, pay for, and top up parking from their mobile phone, tablet or any Internet connected device. HonkMobile is already accepted at over 550 locations and 50,000 parking spaces across Canada and the United States.

The HonkMobile app can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android at www.honkmobile.com or via the App Store or Google Play.

Contact Information

  • For information, interviews and images, please contact:
    Mia Brown
    Director, Operations
    HonkMobile
    mia@honkmobile.com
    416.788.7555