According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Lyft users can now search, reserve, and pay for parking spaces from the app in cities across the United States. According to Lyft’s website, drivers can access the new Lyft Parking feature by tapping the steering wheel icon in the bottom-right corner of the Lyft app.
The parking reservation feature is made possible by close cooperation between Lyft and SpotHero, a parking company based in Chicago, and is available on both the iOS and Android versions of the Lyft app.
The SpotHero service is available in over 300 cities across the United States and Canada, but which cities are covered by the Lyft integration is unclear. According to Lyft, “Lyft Parking is currently available in select US markets.”
Similar to making an online hotel reservation, a demonstration of the new parking feature shows available parking spaces marked on a map with clearly labeled prices.
Users can search for available space at their final destination and then reserve it by following the in-app instructions and scanning a QR code. Those who want to use the feature must enter their license plate number and other vehicle information into the app.