New beta system to identify “Temporary No Parking” text service
City of Hoboken announces:
Dawn Zimmer announced the beta launch of new software that will allow residents the ability to check online or on their cell phones to see if they are parked in a temporary no parking area. The software is still undergoing additional testing.
“We’re zeroing in on a solution to one of the most frustrating aspects of parking in
,” said Mayor Hoboken Dawn Zimmer. “By posting active and upcoming Temporary No Parking signs online in real-time, we’re moving towards ending the days of returning to your car only to discover it’s been towed.”
The live Temporary No Parking map is available on the City website at http://www.hobokennj.org/tnp
In addition, the new system will allow residents to text “parking” followed by a
address (e.g.: parking 505 grand st) to 41411 to instantly receive notifications of temporary no parking rules scheduled or in effect for the immediate area. Hoboken
The software, designed to be useful to all residents, was developed by fivepm technology (formerly named ParkingMapper), the same company that developed the GPS tracking software for the City’s Hop shuttle system (http://www.hobokennj.org/thehop).
“This map is a live link to our database, so residents can now see the location of Temporary No Parking signs days before they’re actually posted on-street,” said Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs. “We’re asking residents to help us out by participating in the beta evaluation of the system as we tackle a very challenging project.”
Bug reports can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The software works best with Firefox and Safari web browsers. Residents are reminded that the information in this beta version is not guaranteed to be accurate, should be considered approximate only, and that they are still responsible for observing all posted signs and obeying all parking rules and regulations.
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