Council chooses PayByPhone to provide cashless parking across the borough

LONDON, UK, 28 January 2018 – On 17 January, PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, launched its cashless parking services for all on-street parking across Stevenage, replacingRingGo as the exclusive cashless parking provider across the Borough.

Councillor Ralph Raynor, Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive Member for Economy, Enterprise and Transport says, “We are delighted to be working with PayByPhone to make parking easier and more convenient for our residents and visitors to Stevenage. The facility to extend parking times via their phones means drivers can make the most of the borough’s shops and facilities without having to worry about rushing back to their vehicles. This offers great flexibility if appointments run on longer than planned or they decide to stay in town for a bite to eat.”

PayByPhone users can choose to receive text message reminders before a parking session expires and they have the ability to extend theirparking sessions remotely in accordance to the car parks terms and conditions, with the extend-from-anywhere feature. This feature is now also available to users with an Apple Watch using watchOS4.0, allowing parking to be extended directly from the watch.

Anthony Cashel, marketing manager for PayByPhone UK, says: “Weare very excited tobe working with APCOA Parking to launch PayByPhone in Stevenage. Our own UK offices are in nearby Hatfield, and it’s great to be able to deliver our services to other towns throughout Herfordshire. Our Mobile parking payments have many advantages to the individual and to the local authority. Not only does it make the parking experience more hassle-free, but it also greatly reduces vandalism and the cost of maintaining the pay and display machines. We encourage drivers to download the PayByPhone app now, so they are ready to use the new service from the minute we go live. Registration is very simple and takes less than 30 seconds.”

PayByPhone is also available throughout East Herts and in Welwyn, Hatfield, Broxbourne, St Albans and Hertsmere making it even easier for drivers commuting between locations. For a full list of areas where PayByPhone is available, and to start using it today, download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website

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