By Passport Parking, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Pay for metered street parking in the city of Chicago with the ParkChicago app. It’s the easy and convenient way to pay for parking on-the-go without having to visit a pay box.
Look for the ParkChicago logo on street signs throughout the city to determine availability in your area.
What's New in Version 6.3.0
Use ParkChicago to pay for parking in the City’s Commercial Loading Zones.
- Commercial Vehicles Only
- Commercial Loading Zones Have Higher Fees
- Require Payment 24/7
Please see signage for parking rules and zone information. Visit www.parkchicago.com for more info.
App is great, but really costs $10
The functionality of the app is fine. Works just as it should and is convenient. The best feature is that you can reload the meter from your phone and don't have to walk back to the car. I would give this app five stars if they were upfront and honest about the cost.
The developers need to admit up front that the app costs $10. Their prepaid system is shady. You load your account with $20, so you would thing you'd have to reload once the balance gets low. Nope. You must reload with an additional $20 when you get to $10. Example: I had $11 left in my account. My $4 parking would have left me only $7, which is below their $10 minimum. So it charged me $20. In summary, I needed $31 in my account to pay $4. I can never use that last $10.
I contacted the developers about this previously, asking if I could get a refund since I very rarely need parking in the city. They said they don't give refunds. So if I can never use that $10 in my account for parking and I can't get the $10 refunded, why not just admit that you're keeping my $10 as a cost for using the service? Just charge me 10 bucks and then show my actual usable balance in the app.
Perfectly done! Great app, a must-have if you park in Chicago.
People, don't complain about a $20 reload. If you can afford to have a nice smartphone and this app, you can swing the $20 "prepayment." The fact of the matter is that this app is all about convenience, usability, and great features. You can easily continue to extend your parking, just by choosing a longer time period!
Plus, it does one other thing which is very cool: Instead of charging you each time you re-up your parking session, they accrue it, giving you a single charge at the end of your session. Most apps would make separate charges as you go, but these folks thought ahead and made it just that much more user-friendly.
The convenience is alluring but honestly you're better off just paying at the meter. If it is cold or wet out you should be dressed appropriately regardless. This garbage app is a about fees (fine $.35, I get it) but it's the reload feature that feels like theft. Why $20? If I have $12 in my account and my parking is $6, I shouldn't have to add $20 to pay for my parking. LET ME USE THE AMOUNT ALREADY IN THE BALANCE!!! Is this run by people who need an account they can borrow from so everyone is part of their collective savings account with the $10 minimum. So many things seem wrong in this system but for some reason the app was never updated to make it not asinine. I will never use it again or recommend it. I'd rather have frost bite or be drenched in a monsoon than support the idiots who run this app.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Feb 23, 2017
- Version: 6.3.0
- Size: 90.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Passport Parking, LLC
- © 2017 Passport. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.