Portland Introduced a New Parking Meter App and It’s Cat Themed

Posted by Tori Holmes
Kitty Parking app Portaland

The team at the Portland Bureau of Translation worked hard to make their new parking payment app memorable, and in our opinion, that goal was certainly achieved.

For a 10-cent free, the Parking Kitty app allows drivers to pay for street parking directly from their phones. This means that drivers can avoid the hassle of finding a nearby pay kiosk, which replaced all of the city's single-spot metered parking last year.

If not needing to find a parking kiosk wasn't convenient enough, Parking Kitty allows drivers to top of their time remotely until they reach their spot's maximum time limit. The app also purrs when the driver makes a parking payment and meows 15 minutes before the meter is going to run out.

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But aside from being memorable, why exactly did the city go with a cat-themed parking app? The answer: Portlanders are really into cats. In fact, the Seattle Times reported in 2015 that Portand had the most cat ladies (single woman who live alone with at least one cat) per capita in the entire United States!

To learn more about the app, you can visit their website.

Should other cities start to use this type of parking apps? Would it make you more excited about paying for parking? Let us know in the comments!

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Portland Introduced a New Parking Meter App and It’s Cat Themed