4 Free Hours of Parking for Disabled Permit Holders

Flowbird Group, a global leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, is proud to announce its partnership with the City of Tampa for their latest accessibility initiative. As of July 1st, 2023, The Flowbird app has been integrated as one of the four major mobile parking payment applications in the City of Tampa that support four hours of free parking for disabled permit holders. The parking upgrade enables residents and visitors to enjoy an equally effortless parking experience throughout the city.

The City of Tampa’s latest parking program offers four hours of free parking for disabled permit holders, ensuring improved accessibility to the more than 16,000 parking spaces available across the City. The Flowbird App’s integration into this initiative aims to enhance the parking experience for residents and visitors while fostering inclusivity and equal opportunities for all.

The Flowbird Mobile Parking App, which is used across 4,700 cities across the world, allows users to pay for parking from their mobile devices, receive text notifications when time is about to expire, and extend their time without having to visit a pay station. Designed as a true mobility app, the Flowbird app features a map-based user interface, integrated with Waze and other navigation systems to guide users to their preferred parking location.

“We’re excited to launch these changes that allow families and visitors of all abilities to enjoy our downtown without barriers or limitations,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “By providing four hours of free ADA parking spaces throughout Tampa, we are sending a clear message that every individual, regardless of their abilities, deserves equal opportunities to participate in and experience all that our community has to offer.”

“We are proud to support the City of Tampa in their commitment to ADA accessibility and inclusivity,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird America, “By integrating the Flowbird app into the city’s parking system, we are simplifying the process for disabled individuals and empowering them to navigate the city with convenience and peace of mind.”

The multi-app environment is another remarkable step taken by the City of Tampa’s Mobility Department’s Parking Division. Partnering with four major mobile parking payment applications, including Flowbird, the division aims to provide a touchless and convenient parking experience for residents and visitors. The Flowbird app is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play Store, enabling users to easily pay for parking using their smartphones.

“The City wanted to ensure that our residents and visitors are equipped with the most convenient and innovative methods to make parking payment transactions effortless,” said Fed Revolte, Parking Division Manager for the City of Tampa.

Tampa’s latest parking initiative is live as of July 1st, 2023.