City launches website to show downtown parking options

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SAN DIEGO — A website to give information on parking options in the East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and other downtown San Diego neighborhoods is now operational, Civic San Diego announced Tuesday.

The Internet site displays parking garages and lots on a map, broken down by neighborhood. Clicking on a parking option brings up a list that includes the address, hours of operation, capacity, rates, the types of payment accepted, and contact information.

About 75 percent of the lots in the downtown area are included on the site.

At two locations, the Sixth and K Parkade and Park it on Market, the number of available spaces is displayed in real time.

Parking availability information will be expanded over the next year, according to Civic San Diego, which handles development issues for the city and is also involved in downtown parking issues.

“Parking downtown can be hassle-free if San Diegans have access to a comprehensive one-stop-shop of options to that allows them to control their parking destiny,” said Stephanie Shook, Civic San Diego project manager.

“Our goal is to use technology solutions to make life easier and continue to showcase San Diego’s position as a smart city by serving anyone in the downtown area with easy, accessible and affordable parking information,” she said.

The website works on any smartphone, tablet or computer, so no app is necessary, according to Civic San Diego.

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