CITY OF NAPERVILLE: New Parking Tool Helps Downtown Visitors Track Garage Occupancy
City of Naperville issued the following announcement on Dec. 13.
As visitors flock to downtown Naperville for holiday shopping, dining and special attractions such as Christkindlmarket, the City has introduced a new tool to help them track parking availability in its garages. The Downtown Parking Viewer is an interactive tool that shows both real-time and historical parking trends at three downtown Naperville parking garages: the Water Street Parking Facility, 120 Water Street; the Central Parking Facility, 75 E. Chicago Ave.; and the Van Buren Parking Facility, 43 W. Van Buren Ave.
The Downtown Parking Viewer serves as a planning tool for visitors, helping them align their trip to the least-busy times and locations, when possible, and providing real-time information to drivers who need to park during peak periods. The tool can also be installed as a shortcut for both Android and iPhone mobile phones using instructions found on the City’s Downtown Parking page.
Downtown parking availability is a high-priority issue for the City. Downtown Parking Viewer was developed as a result of a downtown special events analysis completed earlier this year, with hopes of aiding visitors in parking year-round. The tool uses data collected from sensors in garages, which count the number of vehicles and display the number of vacant spaces. Approximately 1,700 public parking spaces are available in these three Naperville garages.
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