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Sunday 22 April 2007

Park at my house?

I'm not sure whether this represents an advance or going backwards rapidly. Whatever, it wouldn't be happening if not for the Web. confronts the reality of car use and promotes space-efficient parking by tapping into a readily available but unexploited resource.

By enabling and encouraging compact, off-road parking, will prevent parked vehicles from clogging up the streets and contributing to congestion. This in turn will make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists and improve accessibility for public transport and emergency vehicles.

We also hope that will help cut down the amount of carbon emitted by vehicles circumnavigating areas in search of a parking space. You’ve probably never given it a thought but you’d be amazed at how much extra energy we burn as we drive round the block looking for a spot and queue to get into car parks. Cumulatively, it all adds up.

On a similar note, if property-owners use to make spaces available and parking easy for drivers around major public transport hubs, the service will help promote so-called ‘integrated travel’ whereby people use their car for one part of their journey before parking it and hopping on the bus, train or tube to reach their destination. That’s much better for carbon emissions than driving the whole way.

And last but not least, if can preserve land by reducing the need to concrete over green turf and build new parking facilities, we’d be very happy.

Listing your available parking space(s) on is completely free.

If you are a space owner potential parkers will contact you directly through the site to make an enquiry about your parking space. If you complete a parking space transaction through the website, full payment for the space will be received by On the 15th of each month, will transfer all fees received for your parking space from the previous month minus a 10% + £0.25 commission charge. For more information about our fees please view our terms and conditions.

We also have an optional membership scheme. For more information please visit our membership information page.

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