ANPR In Leicester
Works to make Newarke Street car park safer and easier for motorists starts this week.
20:40 29 March 2019
Newarke Street car park will soon be using innovative technologies designed to make it safer and easier for motorists to use. Leicester City Council is set to install Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and new payment stations that offer cash, chip and pin and contact less payment methods within this week. They are also set to replace current equipment and fittings that are nearing the end of their lives.
Leicester City Council’s director of City Highways, Martin Fletcher, said: “This work will help make Newarke Street Car Park much easier and safer for motorists to use. The technology used to recognise vehicles and enable payments make the site far more secure, and also makes it simpler for people to use.
“The technology currently used in the old payment machines is no longer being supported, so they will actually stop accepting card payments from April 1 until the replacement machines are installed.
“In the meantime it is important that people intending to retrieve their cars late at night have cash to make a payment, once after the ground floor payment office has closed for the evening.”