Dundee's pay by phone parking pilot may be extended

Dundee car park Drivers can pay using their phones at car parks at locations across Dundee

A scheme allowing Dundee motorists to pay for parking in the city by phone could be extended.

City councillors will consider running the pilot for another six month at a meeting on Monday.

The system was introduced in June last year.

Drivers can pay using their phones at 16 off-street car parks, five long-stay car parks and 34 on-street locations after registering their car and credit cards. Coins are still accepted.

The scheme uses a centrally monitored computer to relay information to parking attendants, who can get up to the minute information on the status of any parked vehicle.

Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council's city development committee, said: "In the first year it's been proving increasingly popular with motorists who no longer need to make sure they have the right cash to pay for a parking ticket as long as they have their mobile phone.

"The original plan was to assess the pilot over 18 months but to create a more accurate picture of patterns of use we want to add another six months."

Since the launch almost £100,000 of parking has been paid for by mobile phone.

A decision on the scheme will be taken by councillors on Monday 20 August.

BBC Tayside & Central



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