New Cashless Parking Scheme Launches in Teignbridge
| 25th Jan 2010|
The days of fumbling in the glove compartment or hunting through
purses for coins are a thing of the past in Teignbridge car parks
thanks to a new cashless way to pay launching on Monday 25 January.
car parks across the district now benefit from 'RingGo', a system which
enables anyone to pay for parking using their mobile phone and credit
or debit card. It's up and running in 34 car parks around Teignbridge,
covering some 5,432 parking spaces.
The innovative system enables
anybody to park and pay from the comfort of their vehicle. No paper
ticket is required, as car parking attendants are able to check vehicle
registrations against payments made using internet connected handsets.
convenient service costs just 20p in addition to the parking charge.
Users can register by calling 01626 811813, a local number that will be
free to call from many mobiles with 'inclusive minutes'. This number
is shown on signs and payment machines around Teignbridge car parks,
which also provide a unique location code needed for the service.
Customers will have to provide their car registration number and the
length of time they want to park. Payment will then be taken from the
driver's debit/credit card. First time users will need to give full
details of the payment card they use, but the next time they use the
service they will only need to provide the three digit security code
from the signature strip of their card.
Anyone who wishes to
register in advance of using a car park can do so online at
www.RingGo.co.uk, where receipts for parking can also be obtained. The
website and local number can both be used for topping up time if
required, a service sure to be useful for shoppers and workers who have
to park for longer than anticipated.
Cllr Gordon Hook, Teignbridge Executive Spokesperson for Environmental Services said:
is a great system that will make parking far more convenient for many
residents and visitors, eliminating the need to carry around change and
the frustration of rushing back to the car park to top up your ticket.
It will be especially beneficial in cold weather and in the dark, when
it's no fun for drivers to fumble through their pockets, wallets or
purses at a ticket machine.
"Of course we still welcome payment
by cash, but RingGo adds much more flexibility to parking in
Teignbridge and will be especially useful for visitors who aren't
familiar with our parking tariffs. There's no need to spend a specific
amount, just say how long you want to park for and the RingGo system
will do it all automatically."
Anne Snelson, Marketing Manager
for RingGo adds: "Teignbridge is a beautiful area and it's very easy to
lose track of time when you're surrounded by such a variety of things
to look at and do. One of RingGo's major benefits is that you don't
need to clock watch and dash back to your car - just call back and top
up your parking wherever you are. We're quite sure Teignbridge
residents and visitors will appreciate this too."