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The Australian company unlocking parking in city centres

In Australia’s most gridlocked city, drivers sit becalmed in another rush-hour jam. Many motorists patiently accept the will of Sydney’s fickle traffic gods, while others are steaming, their faces red, knuckles white and language X-rated.

But reaching the city, or one of its satellite business districts, is often only part of the battle for the road weary. Finding somewhere to park can be another source of frustration altogether.

Divvy inspiration

Five years ago, Nick Austin quit his job in the finance industry to launch Divvy Parking.

He, too, was one of the tortured souls of the peak-hour commute into Sydney, but saw relief – and opportunity – in under-utilised private car parks.

read the full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38664035