HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A new mobile app is taking on the daunting task of improving the parking problem in Hoboken.

The city of Hoboken doesn’t keep its parking dilemma a secret. Its website warns there’s fewer than 10,000 available parking spots, despite the city issuing more than 15,000 resident parking permits each year.

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“It can make you not want to have a car,” Andrew Impastato told WCBS-880’s Stephanie Colombini.

Impastato’s eight years living in Hoboken inspired him to create the Parking Dude app, which helps inform users about where and when they can park around the city to protect residents and visitors from steep fines and booted vehicles.

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“There’s a lot of confusing signage around the city, and the rules and regulations are not clear,” he said.

Impastato is also working to release a live grid feature on the app that can identify available spots around the city.

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