Parking spaces are a bone of contention between drivers or motorcycle riders, it goes to the extent of writing each other nasty notes, hurling insults to destroying property. An Australian parking app ‘kerb’ might just change that as motorists in Kenya will now be able to earn money from parking space.
Every time you get into your car or motorbike to go to work, you free up parking space, the application is a bit like Airbnb for parking; Homeowners or even business owners will now be in a position to rent out their spare spaces to drivers struggling to find parking. The application aims to open up spaces including private parking space belonging to an individual, a small business or store, churches and even hotels.
Kerb parking spaces start at KES 300 a day, depending on where they are located. The app isn’t just for parking cars either – Kerb is also for renting and leasing spaces for motorbikes, boats, trucks – even helicopters. The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each individual bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.
Kerb, now live across the world in 19 languages and localized in 300 cities also offers a car park management solution. This lets churches and schools use their car park to fundraise, allows universities and shopping malls to better manage their parking, and enables businesses to put their car parking spaces to work and generate extra cash. Residential committees even use Kerb to monitor visitor parking spaces and manage the allocation of parking spaces in apartment buildings.
The application aims to change the conventional view of where people park their cars, motorbikes, helicopters and even boats.