Kerb, the ‘Airbnb’ of car parking sees rising demand in Kenya

The car parking app Kerb that launched in Kenya two months ago, has been downloaded more than 800 times.

The app has leased more than 1,000 slots signaling growing demand as Kenyans move to make an extra income from otherwise idle spaces.

Kerb’s technology unlocks empty spaces across the world’s busiest cities, helping individuals, businesses and governments save time and money.

Every time you get into your car to go to work, you are freeing up a parking space which could potentially be used by someone else.

And when you arrive at your destination and start looking for parking, you could just as easily park in a private parking space belonging to an individual, a small business or store, or even a hotel or church.

Kerb can be used by owners of malls, residentials, hotels, restaurants churches, commercial buildings, shops, entertainment places etc to generate extra revenue from their free parking spaces.

It can also be used by the counties to manage the revenue collections of their parking.

Kerb leaser, Nancy Ouma says, “I have found KERB to be an awesome way to make use of my car space when I’m not parking my car there!.”

Kerb also offers a car park management solution which lets churches and schools use their car park to fundraise, allows universities and shopping malls to better manage their parking, and enables businesses to put their car parking spaces to work and generate extra cash.

Residential homes even use Kerb to monitor visitor parking spaces and manage the allocation of parking spaces in apartment buildings.

Kerb Co-founder, Rob Brown says, “governments love Kerb because it reduces congestion and environmental impact by getting cars off roads, makes use of existing infrastructure – and means more money for locals to spend in the economy.”

“We’re really excited about the benefits that Kerb is going to have for users,” says Co-founder Rob Brown.

“The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each individual bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.”

Kerb parking spaces start at KES 150 a day, depending on where they are located.

Kerb launched in October 2016 and is live across the world in 19 languages and in 300 cities. “We’re really excited about the benefits that Kerb is going to have for users”, says Co-founder Rob Brown.

The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each individual bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.”
Kerb is free to download on iOS and Android.

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