AppyParking in Harrogate
AppyParking makes parking in Harrogate town centre easier and more convenient.
19:14 30 January 2019
AppyParking, a smart parking system that is the first of its kind in the UK, makes parking in Harrogate town centre easier and more convenient for motorists. The scheme was made possible by the partnership between Harrogate Borough Council and AppyParking, a leading smart parking technology firm in the United Kingdom.
The app shows users real-time availability of parking spaces across Harrogate town centre and pay for a parking session with a single click. The sensor technology means parking sessions automatically end when the vehicle is driven away.
Councillor Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for sustainable transport, said: “We want to make parking easier and more convenient for people, as well as providing a parking solution that helps encourage people to visit Harrogate town centre. This is not only the first of its kind in Yorkshire but the UK as well.
“These days so many services and payments are carried out on a smartphone, it’s only right that parking is part of that. Gone will be the days of running back to your car just before your ticket runs out!
“It also supports the key priorities of our plan to build a strong local economy, provide excellent public services as well as a sustainable environment. We look forward to seeing the scheme in action, assessing its performance over the 18-month pilot period and receiving feedback from people who use it.”