App means time to park that ticket
Cody Dunstan-Brown supports a new app that makes it easier to pay for parking in Lower Hutt.
PayMyPark allows users to pay for their parking by smart phone or computer.
Dunstan-Brown works in the central city and regularly parks in the council’s Riverbank Carpark. He finds paying by credit card a major hassle.
‘‘That (PayMyPark) is just awesome. I will definitely use it. These meters always takes forever to read my (eftpos) card. They are quite hopeless, really.’’
PayMyPark has a start-stop function so drivers only pay for the exact time they use.
It is available for all council owned streetparking including the Riverbank Carpark, which means drivers no longer have to trudge to the council’s Administration Building to buy a monthly pass. The system is already in use in Wellington.
The app is free to download from the iTunes Apple Store and Google Play. You can choose to be
‘‘These meters always takes forever to read my (eftpos) card.’’
Cody Dunstan-Brown was delighted to hear the Hutt City Council now has an app to pay for parking. He found the current machines are hard to use and often do not read his card when he tries to pay.