What is parking anxiety? | Place2Park

What is parking anxiety?

Place2Park
25 Jan 2022

The term ‘Parking anxiety’ might sound a bit dramatic to most, but in our ever changing ever growing busy cites, it’s something that many people face. However, that being said it isn’t something that people discuss,  In fact, you may not even know that you’re experiencing it; so much of our daily lives consist of fairly stressful situations that we simply expect a certain level of stress in day - to day living.  But ‘Parking anxiety’ can be experienced just out of the blue, even if you’re usually a competent Parker, which of course would be pretty confusing if you don’t usually suffer any sort of anxiety.

What are the symptoms of parking anxiety?

Parking anxiety may be brought on by the fact that you might not be able to find a place to park or won’t be able to park when you do find one. The symptoms vary from person to person, but they typically include:

  • Adrenaline (your fight-or-flight response)
  • Shakiness
  • Breathlessness
  • Sweaty palms
  • A sense of claustrophobia
  • Tension 

    Now this reaction may sound pretty extreme to someone who has never experienced parking anxiety but, a quick Google search confirms that parking anxiety can actually affect all drivers.

Parking anxiety when it’s at home …

It’s not just finding a parking space when you’re on a journey that can give people parking anxiety. In a survey conducted by the AA 1 in 10 people said there had been times they’d decided not to use their car out of fear they wouldn’t find somewhere to park on their return. And, 19% said they “always worry” about being able to park up as they get closer to home.

Enjoy stress-free, parking with Place2Park

The great news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. With Place2Park you can reserve and book parking in advance to remove the anxiety of not knowing whether you’ll have somewhere to park or not. You’ll also have a detailed description of the space you’re going to be parking in so there’ll be no hidden surprises for you to worry about. 

 So if you need a reliable guaranteed space you can cancel anytime, near your home, station or workplace… We’ve got you! 

  • Place2Park gives you exclusive access to hidden spaces like residential driveways, parking spaces, hotel car parks, and quiet church’s for you to park. 
  • This enables you as a user to avoid crowds, and high hourly drive up rates. 
  • Plus, by using our site there’s no more searching for coins: It’s completely contact-free payment for an all-round safer parking experience. 

Search for a Space

Don’t have a driveway and live in a residential area where street parking is a nightmare? Well, why not find a reliable parking space near home? You can book on a rolling monthly basis, giving you a discount of 40% on average*

 Thanks for reading

 The Place2park Team