Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Finding Parking (and Missing Stop Signs) is Now Easier at Century City Mall

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Yesterday, Westfield Century City announced the launch of a state-of-the-art, electronic parking management system called Park Assist®, something they say is a first for North America.

Here's how it works. In addition to what The Grove does with their "how many open spaces on this level" signage, the Century City's parking garage has retro looking lights over each parking space. If you're looking down an aisle of parked cars, lights above will be red. If any are green, that means the space is empty. It helps you easily find a space, but also distracts you enough to miss stop signs since you're always looking up.