Motorists across the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham can now use RingGo cashless parking to pay for their parking by phone. The service is being rolled out in the London 2012 Games Host Borough, in advance of the summer months ahead.
RingGo is being offered in all 10 Council operated car parks as an alternative to pay and display parking. With the Borough anticipating an influx of visitors, RingGo payments are seen as a useful alternative to coins.
Cllr Jeanne Alexander, Cabinet Member for Crime Justice and Communities, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, comments “We’re expecting substantial numbers to visit our Borough this summer and many of them won’t know how much our parking charges are. Offering RingGo means it’s less of an issue as people can always pay by credit or debit card instead.
“With expected increase in demand, RingGo also provides a useful backup if parking machines are vandalised or fail. With so much going on, it takes the pressure off our Parking department if we know there’s an alternative way to pay.”
Harry Clarke, Commercial Director for RingGo adds “Motorists from all over the south will be descending on London and from experience we know a substantial proportion will have used RingGo before. When they’re making their way here, perhaps along unfamiliar routes, it’s a relief when they park, to find a service they know, like and trust.
The other advantage of course, is that with RingGo, visitors can extend their parking whenever they like. So if they’re held up in crowds or want longer soaking up the sights, it isn’t a problem, they just use the service again and continue their stay.”
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is Cobalt Telephone Technologies 11th London Borough RingGo customer and the 67th local authority RingGo customer overall.