A smart app that helps drivers find parking spots in downtown Jacksonville went live on Wednesday.
The app Parker by Streetline is part of a three month pilot project mostly on Laura Street between the Landing and Hemming Plaza. It shows where the parking garages are in the area, including their rates.
The app also shows where there are open spaces at parking meters. Streetline uses sensors to detect if a vehicle is parked at a meter. Once parked, a motorist can set a timer to track how much time remains on the meter and can access walking directions back to their car. If the pilot proves to be a success the city will decide if it wants to expand the project.