London council upgrades 100 parking machines to make payments more inclusive

Haringey Council has announced it has completed the installation of 101 upgraded on-street contactless pay and display (P & D) machines using Flowbird technology to improve payment options across the borough.

The main driver in introducing these parking terminals in Haringey is to offer greater choice of payment methods to customers, especially those who do not carry a mobile phone or are less able, or willing, to use apps to make payments.

The new terminals will increase access to parking facilities in popular locations – boosting payment options for motorists using stop and shop parking facilities to support local shops and businesses across the borough.

Flowbird solutions in Haringey are intended to improve access to parking facilities and improve customer service across Haringey – as opposed to generating direct cost savings and efficiencies.

Cabinet Member for Customer Service, Welfare and the Public Realm at Haringey Council, Councillor Seema Chandwani said:

We are committed to making Haringey accessible to all, and our new parking payment terminals allow us to be more inclusive by offering options for everyone. Our residents and visitors now have a range of options available to them when using our stop and shop parking facilities, including cash, contactless, telephone and app options.

Following these upgrades, the council will work with Flowbird over a three-year contract period to extend contactless payments for parking services if demand dictates further extension of the scheme.

In addition, the council plans to consult residents on introducing CO2 emissions-based charging in short term parking facilities in Haringey. If this goes ahead, it could be facilitated through Flowbird’s terminals.

Danny Hassett, Flowbird’s Managing Director Smart City UK, commented:

Flowbird solutions offer local authorities a range of parking payment options that suit all residents and visitors, all of whom have different needs and preferences when it comes to parking and paying for it, and those needs evolve at different speeds. We’re confident all those parking in Haringey will find our technology easy to use and trouble free.

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About Flowbird

Flowbird’s full range of parking, transport, and charging technologies, alongside data-driven insights, help local authorities evolve with the needs of their users, young and old. Our sixty years’ experience as a trusted Local Authority partner, and our market-leading service support, make us the perfect partner to navigate changing demographics, digitalisation, and climate pressures.