Parking share site booming as commuters return to work

 Parking share site booming as commuters return to work

Fed up of circling your workplace trying to find a park? Not enjoying the commute to work on busy public transport? Don’t want to pay extortionate car park fees?

Introducing Parkhound, the carpark sharing site that allows you to book secure parking spaces at affordable rates.

Business is booming for Parkhound and CEO Mike Rosenbaum told OzHomeNews that more and more commuters have decided to start driving to the office instead of relying on packed out public transport.

“Parkhound takes the hassle out of commuting as well as potentially saving drivers around $8,000 per year compared to costly and inconvenient on-street parking,” he explains.

“It offers contact-free parking, peace of mind and helps avoid fines.”

“We’re seeing many commuters choosing to drive to work to avoid public transport as we return to a post-COVID-19 world where many are anxious about being in tight crowds of people,” Mike says.

Parkhound CEO Mike Rosenbaum

As offices across Australia slowly start to welcome back staff to the workplace and more people decide against using public transport, parking spaces are in higher demand than ever.

“January is usually a busy time for us as people look to save money and make their commutes easier,” Mike says.

“As workers prepare to return to the office this year, we’re seeing a huge spike in the number of people booking parking spots ahead of time, indicating cities may experience higher traffic levels than they’ve seen in a year.”

Parkhound saw a 33 per cent surge in website visits in recent weeks as many users look to secure prime parking spaces. One Perth office even saves staff $600 per month by renting spaces from the platform and utilising exclusive discounts.

“We didn’t expect such a huge increase in bookings, particularly in Brisbane, where we saw an increase of 164%,” Mike says.

“Since Melbourne announced the work from home order would be lifted, we’ve seen a 91% increase in bookings in just 4 days.”

“Some employers are even looking to offer subsidised parking to encourage workers back to the office.”

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