How To Be Prepared For Event Parking
Events are supposed to be fun and enjoyable for ticket holders, but far too often trying to navigate event parking causes stress. Whether your municipality has preexisting event parking or it’s something you’re considering, event parking should be a priority. After all, it is the first impression attendees have of the night and can set the tone for future event attendance.
4 Ways to Improve Event Parking
If you are ready to make improvements to your event parking strategy, here are four ways to make it a better experience for attendees and your municipality.
- Allow attendees to pre-pay.
Allowing attendees to pre-pay for parking passes cuts down on the number of cars in line entering the parking lot on event night. Getting cars parked quickly and preventing lines from forming and blocking regular traffic on the main roads are easily accomplished through a pre-pay method.
- Hire parking attendants to help direct traffic.
Even if parking spaces are marked adequately, some drivers are likely to have questions or may be unsure of where to park their vehicle. Having attendants on-site minimizes the traffic jams in the parking lot, keeping the movement of cars flowing by directing them to the next available spot.
- Look for additional parking options.
Depending on the size of the event and number of attendees expected, it can be a good idea to find additional parking options before the event. Connect with local businesses and churches to see if you can rent their parking lots for the night. Be sure to publish this information online and have it included in event information. This way, people will know where to look for spaces if the main lots meet their capacity.
- Consider parking management software.
Parking management software is a great way to streamline the entire parking experience. Not only can attendees pre-pay for a spot, but they can reserve a parking space from their smartphone via a mobile app.
How Can Parking Management Software Improve Event Parking
Using smart parking options allows attendees to check available parking in real time, so they don’t have to drive around in circles trying to find a space. This alone can improve their overall experience for the evening and guarantee their return for future events.
Parking management software is beneficial for parking managers, especially if you have limited employee resources. It cuts down on the number of employees stuck in a pay booth because there is no money to collect. Employees may optimize their resources and focus on helping direct guests and answer questions.
To learn more about parking management software, contact Complus Data Innovations today!