While individuals with disabilities have multiple options for parking on campus, finding out more about occupancy and open parking opportunities is of interest to the campus.
Utilizing the Parker app from Streetline was the method decided to assess these goals. Parker is an app tied into a sensor based parking system, that provides realtime information to users on the availability and occupancy levels of the spaces where sensors have been installed. Streeline has installed parking sensors in 75 accessible parking spaces in the core of campus, and with this technology, allows all OSU community members who need accessible parking to find open spaces in the core of campus in real time via a smartphone app or a web browser.
The app has added benefits to the entire community as well. Anyone can download the app or view the web embedded map available on this and many other websites at the university. The map has identifications for all parking lots around campus and can help any driver find parking lots. The app also has turn-by-turn directions as an option.
For questions, comments, or concerns please contact Gabriel Merrell in the Office of Equity and Inclusion via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.