New Jersey’s largest mall has found a brilliant way to cash in on the crush of holiday shoppers — offer reserved parking for those willing to cough up $10. Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus rolled out the revolutionary “MyPark” system this week with 33 reserved, individually numbered spaces on the second level of the mall’s Parking Deck B, according to NorthJersey.com. The system is expected to be implemented in several areas across the country in 2017, including California. It is not clear whether New York will be receiving any.
All users are required to buy at least four hours of parking at a time for $10 – and are charged $5 for every additional hour, NorthJersey.com reports.
While the MyPark system is ultimately designed to be fully automated, an attendant will be on hand in the lot to assist first-time users.
A giant barrier, which basically serves as “a robot with a metal arm” — will be positioned in each of the reserved parking spots and will fold down when a user activates the app. It then lifts back up once they leave in order to prevent non-users from pulling in.
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