ParkMobile to launch contactless parking payments app to allow users to easily pay for parking on their mobile device
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in demand for contactless payments and accelerating the shift from credit card payments at parking locations to mobile app-based contactless payments. ParkMobile is an Atlanta, GA-based tech startup and the #1 parking app in the U.S. Its mobile app is used by over 22 million users across the United States.
Today, ParkMobile announced it’s partnering with Lawrence, KS, to provide contactless parking payments at nearly 3,000 spaces in both off-street lots and on-street spaces around the downtown area. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, city leaders are encouraging residents to use the app instead of touching the physical parking hardware to prevent the spread of the virus.
ParkMobile has more than 600,000 users in Kansas and surrounding states. The app is currently available in Wichita, Manhattan, and on-campus at the University of Kansas. Beyond the state, the ParkMobile app can also be used to pay for parking in over 450 cities across the U.S. including Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, and many more.
Originally founded in 2008 by Albert Bogaard, ParkMobile uses a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums.
ParkMobile can also be accessed on a mobile web browser for those who do not want to download an app. To pay for parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on the new ParkingApp.com signage near the space. The user then selects the amount of time needed and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device.
“This is an exciting advancement in our ability to provide an excellent customer experience for visitors to downtown Lawrence,” said City Parking Supervisor Brad Harrell. “This system provides a cashless and contactless option to pay for parking, which is much more convenient for everyone. It is also more efficient and provides data that will allow us to tailor our public parking services to meet our community needs.”
“We’re excited to bring contactless parking payments to Lawrence,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We have a large base of users in the region, making it easy for residents and visitors to use the app pay for parking wherever they go.”