City of Ryde has become one of the first councils in New South Wales to launch real-time parking availability for accessible parking spaces through the NSW Government Park’nPay app, making it easy for those living with disability to find a spot in the City.
This is one of many exciting features of the NSW Government’s Park’nPay app, which was launched in the City of Ryde in February 2022 in Macquarie Park. The app allows motorists to pay for and top up existing parking online using their smartphone. They can also search for the availability of on-street parking in Macquarie Park and at Council’s newly opened Rowe Street East carpark in real time.
The app also helps motorists avoid parking fines by sending a notification when the meter is about to expire or parking restrictions are about to change. In addition, it keeps track of a motorist’s parking history and is completely ticketless.
City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jordan Lane, said the launch of the accessible parking space finder is a big win for the community: “I am proud to lead a Council that is committed to making our City more accessible and inclusive to everyone by removing barriers that stop people from being involved in our community.”
“Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 identifies the need to ensure our City is easier to live in and get around. Park’nPay is a shining example of how technology can be used to improve lives. This is one of many Smart Parking features Council has launched, including the recent introduction of e-Permits for residential parking zones.”
“I am also excited that residents and visitors to Macquarie Park and Council’s Rowe Street East carpark can make use of the parking availability feature through Park’nPay.”
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government and Member for Ryde, Victor Dominello, said: “Ryde is showing leadership in being an early adopter of accessible parking. This is using tech for good.”
The Park’nPay app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Motorists simply create an account on the app with their licence plate and payment details. Users then have the option of paying with Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay.