Niort, June 1, 2021 – PARK NOW, a specialist in parking solutions, has announced the launch of its application in Niort’s parking lots, a first in France.
Since 2016, PARK NOW has been offering a payment solution for parking in all the city’s streets. With this new launch, Niort residents can now use the mobile application to pay for parking in a selection of parking lots.
PARK NOW has been the historical operator of on-street mobile payment in the city of Niort since 2016. After being the first French city to launch the PARK NOW payment system, Niort and SO SPACE are the first to equip their parking lots with the PARK NOW payment system.
With the expansion of the offer to parking lots, the city can provide its citizens a comprehensive parking experience. The service is already available in the Marcel Paul, La Roulière and Hôtel de Ville parking lots.
Dominique Six, First Deputy Mayor of Niort and Vice-President of SO SPACE, is delighted: “This new collaboration makes it possible to offer residents and visitors a more complete parking experience for parking both on the city’s streets and in Niort’s parking lots. This will save time and make it easier for the people of Niort.”
How the PARK NOW application works in the parking lots
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PARK NOW, Europe’s number one parking payment application, is growing rapidly in Europe thanks to its expertise in providing an intuitive mobile experience. Convenient features such as digital and contactless payment, automatic license plate reading, instant geolocation, favorites management and various customizable reminders are just some of the benefits contributing to PARK NOW’s success worldwide. Its payment system has been offered since July 2016 in Niort for on-street parking spaces.
The integration of the city’s parking lots into the application now allows for quick, stress-free and ticket-free payment in the parking lots. Its operation is simple:
- Selecting the parking mode: After activating the payment option in the parking structure, the compatible parking lots are displayed on the map in the application. Depending on your needs, you can select your optimal parking spot (on the street or in the parking lot) according to your destination or the rate.
- No ticket collection: Once in front of the barrier, an automatic reading of the license plate is performed by the system and allows access to the parking without taking a ticket. An undeniable time saver.
- No need to go to the cashier: The same principle applies to leaving the parking lot, without having to go through the automatic cashier. The payment of the session is done directly in the application and via the reading of the plate when the vehicle leaves the parking lot. All payment receipts, which can be downloaded free of charge, are instantly available in the application.
Combining on-street and off-street parking: the future of parking in one app
By combining on-street and off-street parking, PARK NOW offers for the first time in France, a premium parking experience in a single app.
Olivier Koch, Managing Director of PARK NOW France, said: “By extending its offer to include on-street and off-street parking, PARK NOW enables cities to adopt a sustainable mobility policy. Improving the parking experience for motorists, contributing to the attractiveness and accessibility of city centers by facilitating parking for visitors and residents, and optimizing urban travel are all advantages that make PARK NOW a key player in the mobility of tomorrow. ”
This deployment in Niort parking lots is another step in the exponential growth of PARK NOW since its arrival in France in 2016. More than thirty French cities now trust the parking payment solution. Every year, dozens of cities and hundreds of thousands of users join the service.
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