Trial of ‘no limits’ parking for city
Motorists are now able to park all day in metered spaces around Palmerston North.
A Palmerston North City Council trial of ‘‘no limits’’ parking began on Monday, and will continue until July next year.
Where there are ‘‘$P All Day’’ signs, motorists can park for as long as they like provided they keep the meters topped up.
‘‘All-day parks will be clearly marked with new signage and updated information at the meters,’’ city roading manager Graeme Tong said.
‘‘All-day parks will be clearly marked with new signage and updated information at the meters’’ Graeme Tong
Parkers are offered a choice of eight different payment options including coins, by credit card and by text message.
‘‘You can also pay using the Frogparking mobile app, which allows you to make payments from wherever you are in the city so you don’t have to return to your car,’’ Tong said.
The parking credit app is free to download.
Mayor Grant Smith said the council was looking forward to receiving feedback about the allday parking trial, and was confident it would bring more people into the city centre with significant benefits for retailers and other businesses.
Following a successful trial earlier in the year, free parking in metered spaces until 11am on Saturday mornings is now permanent.