Pay By Plate parking introduced in Liverpool CBD

Liverpool Council is delivering on its commitment to ease parking woes in the CBD with the introduction of a ‘pay by plate’ scheme, which will remove the need for drivers to display paper tickets.

Parking in the Liverpool CBD is set to get easier with the introduction of “pay by plate” parking, a time-saving measure that will also benefit the environment.

The scheme was rolled out at the end of last month, with parking meters throughout the CBD progressively updated to allow drivers to park and pay by entering their registration numbers at parking meters.

It means tickets will no longer be issued from parking meters; instead, drivers will be able to enter their car number plate into the meter and pay by cash or credit card.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said it was a win for drivers, the council and the environment.

“Pay By Plate parking allows drivers to park their car, pay at the meter and then go on their way,” Cr Waller said.

“There is no need to return to their car to display a ticket.

“It’s not just a win for drivers — not having to print tickets will help council to save money while also being better for the environment.”

Fifteen minutes free parking will still be available in the CBD, but drivers will need to enter their number plate into parking meters to take advantage of it.

The council is working to improve parking in the CBD, having recently opened 106 parking spaces at Woodward Park, which will be supplemented by 120 more by the end of the year.

Council is also exploring options for multi-storey car parks at Collimore Park and Bathurst Street.

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