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Community standards

Sharing parking requires a foundation of shared expectations for those participating. This guide outlines the core tenants owners and renters should rely on to successfully share parking.
Respect

Both owners and renters should respect each other, and abide by the rules (and spirit) of what was agreed to. Renters should arrive after the start of their rental and depart before the end time. For owners, make sure the spot is open and available during the committed dates/times. Overestimate the time you’ll need the space. It’s better to book too much time rather than not enough.

Safety

Automobiles are a great resource, but as powerful devices, they should be treated with caution. While most parking spots are same, some can be unique — owners should think carefully before sharing a spot that could be dangerous to park in, or likely to cause parkers to damage their vehicle if unfamiliar with the spot. Renters should be cautious and aware when entering a parking environment you are not familiar with, and expect the unexpected, whether it’s pedestrians, cyclists, or anything else that might interact with your vehicle in this setting.

As a renter, if you cause any damage with your vehicle, email hello@parkade.com ASAP.

Reliability

Life happens, and we understand if your plans change. For both owners and renters, that can impact the person with whom you’ve agreed to share parking — so try your best to avoid putting others in a situation where your change in plans negatively impacts them.

If a change affects the other party and can’t be avoided, communicate with them as soon as possible, and contact the Park team at hello@parkade.com  if we can help mitigate the situation (like finding a renter another place to park).

Honesty

Honesty and integrity are key to sharing parking. If you’re using Park to rent a spot, then you should use that spot to park a vehicle, and only for parking. Don’t store things in the spot, don’t perform vehicle maintenance or sleep in the car while it’s parked. And if you have unusual parking expectations about your parking needs — like you want to park an RV — communicate that to the spot owner in the Notes section of your parking request, or immediately after booking.