Flex parking is the sharing of parking spaces between employees. Car park in the company becomes collaborative and open to all, it is no longer reserved only for a few people in the hierarchy.
1. What are the challenges of flex parking for the company?
A company’s car park is rarely full. Indeed, every day, due to telecommuting, holidays or travel, employees with a designated car park space are absent from the office. Their car park space remains vacant, while others could use it.
On average, a rented parking space costs between €1,500 and €2,000 per year for a company. Having unused spaces on a daily basis is therefore a significant cost for the company. Switching to flex parking can save up to 30% of spaces and reduce the number of spaces. It can also decide to rent out some of its spaces in order to make its car park more profitable!
In addition, flex parking allows the company to give itself a more modern and dynamic image among its employees. It breaks the codes by opening up access to everyone and not just to managers.
2. What are the advantages for the employee?
The main advantage of this strategy for the employee is the opening of access to the car park. Thanks to flex parking and a dedicated solution to manage it, such as MyCarSpot, a company can very easily double the number of people with access to the car park. Some even manage to give access to all their employees.
Having a dedicated solution for flex parking and space reservation allows employees to reduce their stress and the time needed to park. In 2015, almost 20% of Europeans took between 6 and 15 minutes to find a car park space at their workplace (Statista Research Department). Booking a car park space in advance therefore represents a saving of one hour each week!
In addition, employees who used to see the car park half full without being able to park there will be less frustrated. From now on, they will have access to it and will see it much fuller.