App means time to park that ticket

The Hutt News - - CONVERSATIONS - NICHOLAS BOYACK

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.’’

NICHOLAS BOYACK/STUFF

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.

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