Valet of the Dolls
Runyon Canyon hikers get easier parking
Hiking is as popular in Los Angeles as cold-pressed juices. Lycra, performance off-road shoes and the obligatory selfie from a lookout point--check. What’s not so turnkey is the parking, which can easily waste half an hour or more. That’s all changing with Curbstand, the valet app that lets you get and pay for parking right from your smartphone.
Curbstone recently introduced service on weekends at Runyon Canyon, the 160 acres of hiking trails beloved for its dog friendliness, sick views and stars. (Hello, Amanda Seyfried!) Just pull up to the valet stand at Hillside and Fuller, check in with your app, then hand your car over to the valet.
Toward the end of your hike, check back in with Curbstand and your car will be ready for you. The cost is $5--a small price to pay for your nature fix.
Curbstand is still testing its Runyon Canyon service--so it won’t be on the reg right away--but we’re on our mark and set for the super-efficient service’s anticipated permanent schedule. Until then, we'll have to make do with the convenience of its cashless valeting at more than 150 local businesses.