Local restaurants and shops in busy parts of town have a challenge when it comes to attracting customers to their places of business: Parking! Also, driving across town for a sales call can be especially daunting because you don’t know how much time to devote to finding something everyone needs: Parking.

To help solve the challenge, Google Maps is rolling out a new “parking difficulty icon” in “Google Maps for Android” that will give users a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go. (Look for it on the iPhone app soon.)

To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data.


Parking difficulty icons are available on the Google Maps Android app in these U.S. cities

  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Miami
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • New York City
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Diego
  • St. Louis,
  • Tampa
  • Washington, DC
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Sacramento

VIA | Google.com | Used with permission


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