Chicago drivers have been through privatized parking meters, winter weather hazards, and now a looming parking tax increase. It’s no wonder that Chicago is the worst city to park in America. We started ParkWhiz to make it easier to find and book parking to cut down on the hardships of being a driver. We have had the pleasure of helping thousands of Chicagoland drivers find parking before they leave their house and while on the go. This has allowed us to gather a lot of data on the habits of the daily Chicago driver. We are all about using this knowledge to Our data crunchers got together to come up with 5 tips to better your Chicago parking experience. Our good friends at ChicagoInno posted about our findings.
Here’s a peak into the findings:
- ParkWhiz’s data reveals Friday to be the most common day to park in the city, followed by Saturday. If you’re driving on these two days, adjust accordingly.
- Due to volume, it’s harder to park between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m. than it is before 7 a.m. Also, 26% of daily parking happens between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m., with commuters heading to new parts of the city and people coming into town. This typically results in the heaviest congestion of the day. If you want the smoothest drive, arrive early and leave early.