For the past few months I've been working with a talented team of wicked smart folks on a project called We've just gone into beta. Try it out. Let us know what you think.

Here is the official release:

Ever get caught in city traffic or waste gas trying to find a parking spot? Check out the beta release of Parking Auction, a mobile app that helps solve a serious problem affecting everyone. Support the effort! 

What is Parking Auction? Parking Auction is a mobile web application that helps you find street parking. Parking spaces have value. Bid for a spot, or sell your own!

Why does this affect me? People’s parking problems affect all of us through air pollution and traffic congestion. For example, in Park Slope, Brooklyn it is estimated that 45% of traffic is due to people driving around looking for a spot.  And in one 15-block radius in Los Angeles, searching for parking wasted 47,000 gallons of gas and produced 730 tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Check out the Beta release! Starting today, Parking Auction connects people leaving a spot with people looking for a spot through a real-time auction. While in beta, you'll receive 25 Parking Auction Credits (PAC) when you set up your account. Start building your profile. The more you use Parking Auction the more opportunity you have to show people you are a trusted user. We'll update you while we enhance the app in preparation for our official launch with real currency (Amazon Payments, Google Checkout, PayPal, etc).

Help us reach our goal! Register now and help us spread the word by sharing on Facebook and Twitter- the more users in the Parking Auction community the better your chances of finding a spot.

We want to hear from you. If you have any questions or feedback let us know on Facebook or send an email to In the meantime, if you're having trouble finding or selling a spot, please be patient. Remember to check back throughout the day while we grow our community. Let's try to reduce parking pain together!

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