Here’s a new app that lets you auction off your parking spot (even free ones!) off to the highest bidder. Parking Auction is now in trials on the Upper West Side, where parking is not a choice, but a necessity (plus UWS’ers have the money to pay for parking that’s otherwise free).

DNAinfo spoke with the creator who said that “the Parking Auction app will reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, because drivers won’t circle endlessly looking for parking.” Can’t wait to hear about the guy who crashed through a building because he was staring at his phone while waiting for his auction to end. (Photo: streetsblog)