Derbyshire Dales District Council has partnered with PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, to offer drivers the option of cashless parking in its 30 off-street car parks. The new service launched this week.
District Council Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said:
“We are delighted to be working with PayByPhone to make parking easier and more convenient for our residents and visitors to the beautiful Derbyshire Dales.
“Card payments in our car parks have been available for some time, but a real bonus of the new partnership is that people can avoid queuing at payment machines and, should they wish to stay longer than originally planned, the PayByPhone app allows them to extend their parking session via their phones up to the maximum time, without having to worry about rushing back to their cars.”
Partnering with PayByPhone means that Dales drivers using the PayByPhone app can opt to receive a reminder text before their parking session expires, so they can either extend their session if they need to, or get back to their car in good time to avoid a penalty notice.
PayByPhone users also have access to the app’s other helpful features. The Maps feature allows drivers to locate parking before they leave for their destination and to pin their vehicle location onto the map once they have parked. The Nearby Parking feature instantly provides drivers with the closest PayByPhone parking location.
Cashless parking is also a better option for the environment, as it helps to reduce the number of enforcement and maintenance vehicles on the roads, belching out harmful tailpipe emissions.
Adam Dolphin, Sales Director for PayByPhone UK, said:
“We are thrilled to launch PayByPhone with Derbyshire Dales District Council, helping to make the parking experience as hassle-free as possible for residents and visitors to this area of outstanding natural beauty.
“People have busy lives and our app simplifies things so they can get on with what matters most to them, without having to worry about parking. I would encourage drivers to download the app before their visit – registration takes less than 30 seconds – so that they can make use of the new service immediately.”
For a full list of areas where PayByPhone is available, and to start using it today, download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website www.paybyphone.co.uk