PHOENIX PARKING EYES THE FUTURE WITH SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO SAVE THE PLANET
Atlanta-Based Parking Company Utilizes Mobile Technology to Create Sustainable Options for Valet, Surface Lot and Garage Management
ATLANTA – Phoenix Parking Solutions, an Atlanta-based parking management company that is completely digital, cashless and contactless, is shaping the future of parking by utilizing a cloud-based parking method to replace antiquated systems that feature paper tickets, costly gate arms and high-maintenance payment kiosks. Phoenix owner Jeff Patterson is a leader in this digital conversion, and his business practices are helping garage and lot operators become more efficient while reducing their carbon footprint.
“Consumers are demanding sustainability in all aspects of their lives, and this level of demand will only continue to increase,” says Patterson. “By implementing these digital strategies for parking, we’re recognizing consumer preferences and positioning our clients to have an environmentally friendly and more profitable approach to their businesses.”
In fall 2017, the University of Delaware converted its Center for the Arts parking garage to a gateless operation. Prior to this transition, vehicles waited an average of eight to 10 minutes to enter the garage before each event and an average of 30 to 40 minutes to exit after the event. After this transition, the university’s sustainability manager indicated a significant decrease in CO2 produced due to cars no longer idling while waiting to enter or exit the facility.
Reducing carbon emissions is a significant benefit of going gateless—if cars aren’t waiting in line to pay or to get through gate arms, then they aren’t idling, wasting fuel or creating added pollution. For valet operations, replacing paper tickets with cloud-based software like Oobeo allows consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking without creating paper waste or having to go through a separate app.
Thanks to these services, consumers do not have to download a parking app, wait in line to pay at a parking kiosk or return to the lot to extend their parking time. Patterson has experienced firsthand how this digital conversion saves time, money and the planetwhile keeping customers satisfied.
“Garage and surface lot operators usually see a 20% to 30% increase in revenue by going gateless due to the pay-in-advance model, but it’s not just about saving money, it’s about creating a sustainable and frictionless experience for guests,” adds Patterson.
About Phoenix Parking Solutions
Phoenix Parking Solutions is an Atlanta-based company specializing in a range of parking services for restaurants, hotels, country clubs, shopping centers, and community events, in addition to parking management, logistics, and consulting services. Currently parking tens of thousands of cars per week at dozens of premium locations throughout the city, Phoenix has established itself as one of the largest parking providers across downtown and Midtown Atlanta. Learn more about the company and the safety of valet from Phoenix President Jeff Patterson in this Atlanta Business Radio X interview. For more information, call 678-412-0505 or visit phoenixparkingsolutions.com.