This Startup Wants To Help You Outsmart Your City’s Parking Rules

Information on nearby private and public parking, including street sweeping and meter expiration reminders, will keep you ticket-free if a big enough crowd makes SpotAngels a source.

It’s a considerable if, even with relevant reminders to allow easier and better-verified reporting than Waze, to which the smartphone app is frequently compared. Los Angeles residents, who’ve witnessed frustrated residents of side streets near major thoroughfares fake accidents in Waze to forestall use of their neighborhoods as dangerous cut-throughs at commuter hour, know that crowdsourcing is only as effective as the crowd is benevolent.