Many contact us to see if their city has adopted Parking Mobility. As you can appreciate, nothing moves quickly through government and we’re actively pushing Parking Mobility with 30+ cities each day. But if your city hasn’t yet adopted Parking Mobility, many ask whether they should bother submitting violation reports. The answer is…absolutely yes!
The 2-3 minutes it takes to submit a report is not time wasted — in fact, it’s time well spent.
First, the city is receiving each report. The more reports the city receives, the more they realize the magnitude of the problem…and this will encourage the city to adopt Parking Mobility.
Second, each report submitted (a) encourages others to get involved and (b) discourages those who might otherwise abuse disabled parking…to instead respect it. This is especially true when you link your Facebook and Twitter accounts to share violation reports.
Third, I find it therapeutic. For years and years I was frustrated every time I saw a violation…which as you know, is often. I felt helpless. With Parking Mobility, I take the three quick photos, click submit and leave with a sense of action. Even in cities which aren’t yet partners, submitting a report creates a public record of the violation — with the city, on the Parking Mobility website and on both Facebook and Twitter.
Every single violation report has the chance of making a difference — (i) prompting a city to adopt Parking Mobility, (ii) rallying those who care about access to work together to solve the problem and (iii) shifting society’s attitudes to respect disabled parking (and access in general).
I encourage everyone to keep submitting violations. In addition, please contact us to get involved with our partners and other users to get your city signed up!