The City of Colorado Springs announced the new, online Parking Finder tool, designed to help residents, commuters and visitors locate various forms of available parking in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City.
The new tool can be found at ColoradoSprings.gov/ParkingFinder.
The City partnered with Modii, a provider of smart mobility solutions, to create the interactive website. The tool leverages real-time data to allow users in locating free parking, paid parking (including rates), handicapped-meter parking, and other forms of parking.
“The new Parking Finder tool directly addresses the challenges users can face in locating available parking,” said Scott Lee, the City’s Parking Enterprise Director. “The convenience of this tool puts parking availability in an easy-to-use format for all our users, no matter their parking needs.”
Parking Finder allows users to select options for the various forms of parking, as well as where to find alternative forms of transportation through the Pike Ride Hub and Zeb Shuttles. Users can enter a specific address or building location, set a time frame to find immediate or future parking by date and/or time, and enter the amount of time needed. The interface also shows where no parking is allowed.
When users find the parking type they desire, the tool offers more information such as cost per hour, availability of EV charging stations, a link to the City’s ParkMobile payment service, and special event parking fees.
Additionally, City officials can use the tool to gather data, assisting them in planning and management of parking infrastructure, both current and future.