Coloradan-created app hooks up those with parking space and those who need a spot.
How many times have you tried to park near an event or popular restaurant only to be shut out of parking? You probably ended up driving around car-packed streets getting totally excited over what looks like parallel parking but ends up being a driveway. An empty driveway, at that.
This is what happened to Boulder-native Reese Barracks. After circling the jam-packed streets looking for parking ahead of a CU football game, all he saw was empty driveways and was inspired to find a way to put them to use that would be mutually beneficial for all involved. Barracks connected with co-founder Tyler Cagle to build the app, and in August 2018, Drivewayz was born.
"Drivewayz makes parking smarter," says the app's website. "Tell us where you're going, and we'll show you the best private parking spots nearby. Choose where and how long you'd like to park, all in the app."
It's a simple, and super smart, concept. Hosts can sign up to rent out their driveways for an hourly fee, so it literally makes money for basically zero effort on the homeowners part. The app will then connect those looking for parking to the closest, cheapest, and most convenient spots near their destination.