Research from ParkOffice shows 48 percent of companies set to make significant changes to parking post COVID
UNITED KINGDOM: A new report from parking management software ParkOffice has revealed that almost 60 percent of employers say the impact of employee parking on the environment is a far bigger concern to them than it was 5 years ago. The ‘State of Employee Parking Report 2021’ featured research from 105 parking leaders across 15 countries and was carried out in the first week of September. ParkOffice is a leading parking management software solution that enables employers to optimise employee parking.
With a recent report from the United Nations warning that global warming will enter a critical zone within 20 years, ParkOffice’s findings indicate that workplaces have become more environmentally conscious and are set to shift to greener parking solutions. Last week, the company launched its new spot share software, which will enable multitudes of companies to share, swap and trade parking spots based on demand.
The new State of Employee Parking Report 2021 also found that:
- 80 percent of businesses with over 100 employees reported a growing sense of environmental consciousness
- 62 percent of all businesses with over one thousand employees were experiencing parking problems
- 41 percent of employers found lack of parking spaces at their office was their biggest problem
- 30 percent of company bosses believe that flexible working is going to make parking harder to manage
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According to the British Parking Association, the average motorist spends nearly 4 days every year looking for a parking space, while research by the British Parking Association shows that abuse of parking rules is a big source of frustration for drivers.
ParkOffice hopes to help fix such issues through encouraging companies to ‘park pool’ and share spots in multi-tenant buildings where demand allows, to help businesses become more environmentally friendly by reducing emissions and make parking a less stressful experience.
Speaking about ParkOffice’s State of Employee Parking Report 2021, Garret Flower, CEO and Founder of ParkOffice said:
“With 57 percent of employers concerned about their parking carbon footprint, these findings indicate a positive shift in employers wanting to plan shared spots to reduce carbon emissions post COVID. It signifies a positive move towards park pooling in a new, hybrid working world which will help reduce headaches and stress on workers all while helping curb the environmental impacts.”