|Cashless Parking to Roll Out Across Borough in 2016|
Council cabinet expected to approve new system on October 12
Cashless parking is coming to Hammersmith and Fulham as the council considers adopting new measures, following two successful trials.
For the past nine months, the council has been conducting a trial of a phone payment system in the controlled parking zone around Olympia, during which two-thirds of all parking payments were made by phone.
A report will be presented to H&F Council’s Cabinet when it meets at Hammersmith Town Hall on October 12 that will propose making the scheme borough-wide.
If approved by the Cabinet, a tender will be put out for the service, with the first zone expected to start operating by January 2016.
The new system will then be rolled out across the borough on a zone-by-zone basis.
The phone payment service offers residents and hoppers several different methods to pay for their parking session including, sending a text to an automated service, using a smartphone app, or through an automated voice service.
As part of the proposal the existing ticket machines could also be upgraded to accept payment by card.
" We are determined to make it easier for H&F residents and their visitors to park in the borough and avoid accidentally overstaying or being caught without coins.
October 8, 2015