Local authority to roll out ANPR-based ticketing system for public car parks

A local authority has decided to roll out a very innovative ticketing systems that makes pay-and-display systems obsolete, a news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

Canterbury Council wants its car parks to be fitted with barriers operated by number-plate reading cameras, with payment made automatically online or at the tap of a debit card, by the spring of 2019.

A trial of the barriers in three car parks last year proved a success, but the council is striving to improve the technology and extend it across Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) barriers were trialled for six months last year – and still remain – in Pound Lane in Canterbury, William Street in Herne Bay and Middle Wall in Whitstable.

Cameras register the details of vehicles entering before the barriers are raised, with motorists paying at a machine for the exact time used before leaving.
As with the trial, drivers can register for online accounts so the barriers raise automatically and money is taken straight from bank accounts.

There is also likely to be an option of tapping in and out of car parks using contactless debit cards.

Instant data on usage will be fed straight back to council headquarters, enabling the authority to guide motorists to the best sites.

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