New car park barriers deployed as part of Leicester car park upgrade

New car park barriers, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and new payment machines have been deployed as part of a major upgrade at one of Leicester’s most important car parks, a recent press release by the local authority has been able to suggest.

Newly-installed ANPR cameras could allow vehicles to be automatically let out once their stay has been paid for without the driver having to stop, and could also be used to enable Blue Badge holders, contract parking and other permit holders to be automatically recognised and allowed to enter and exit.

New payment stations, which will be more reliable and need less maintenance, have been installed offering cash, chip and pin, and contactless payment methods.

The works at Newarke Street Car Park are the first phase of planned investments over the next few years to see improvements and new technology rolled out to city council-owned car parks across the city.

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “The work at Newarke Street Car Park will make this very busy car park much easier and safer for motorists to use.

“The combination of updated technology, better payment machines and upgraded security ensures it will be far more secure, as well as making it simpler for people to use.

“We aim to continue this programme of improvement works in the other city council-owned car parks across Leicester, to ensure all motorists get access to clean, safe city centre car parking.”

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