A popular parking app that identifies parking prices and which lots are “the least painful” has made its way to Bethesda.
ParkMe, the California-based app, now has pricing information on most public and private lots and garages in the downtown area.
Try, for example, looking for parking around the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club for an 8 p.m. show. Parking will cost you $1.60 for two hours at the Cheltenham Garage and $2.50 at the Middleton Lane Lot.
Street parking info is not yet on the app, which claims to cover more than 28,000 locations worldwide.
The software allows users to sort by price, the “least pain,” by daily rates, monthly rates and time.
Some lots will give info on the availability of parking spots. The county lots don’t allow that capability yet, but it’s a good resource for figuring out how much you are going to pay for parking before you head out.