Australian Parking App ‘Kerb’ has officially been launched in Kenya to help motorists park their vehicles more easily, conveniently and cheaply.
So how does it work? It’s a bit like ‘Airbnb for Parking’: homeowners can rent out their spare spaces to make extra cash – and drivers can use the app to park more easily and more cheaply.
Kerb changes the conventional view about where people can park their cars, motorbikes, boats and even helicopters. Its technology unlocks empty spaces across the world’s busiest cities, helping individuals, businesses and governments save time and money.
According to Kerb leaser Nancy Ouma, the App happens to be a great way that one can make good use of their free parking spaces whenever they are not using them.
Kerb also offers a car park management solution which lets churches and schools use their car park to fundraise, allows universities and shopping malls to better manage their parking, and enables businesses to put their car parking spaces to work and generate extra cash. Residential committees even use Kerb to monitor visitor parking spaces and manage the allocation of parking spaces in apartment buildings.
Kerb Co-founder, Rob Brown noted that the App reduces congestion and environmental impact by getting cars off roads, makes use of existing infrastructure – and means more money for locals to spend in the economy.
Kerb parking spaces start at 300 shillings a day, depending on where they are located. Those who list their parking space with Kerb use the extra cash on anything from house deposits to holidays, or their kids’ school or university fees. The app isn’t just for parking cars either – Kerb is also for renting and leasing spaces for motorbikes, boats, trucks – even helicopters…
Kerb launched in October 2016 and is live across the world in 19 languages and localized in 300 cities.