Parking difficulty will be indicated by icons ranging from limited to medium to easy. Data is based on historical parking data and collected the same way Google collects data on popular times.
To find out how difficult it will be to find parking, just get directions to your location as you normally would and the parking difficulty icon will appear within the directions card.
Currently, the parking difficulty feature is only available in 25 metropolitan areas throughout the United States:
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New York City
- San Diego
- St. Louis
- Dallas/Fort Worth
To get access to the parking difficulty feature, simply update to the latest version of Google Maps from the Google Play Store.