Paying for parking in Saskatoon recently got much easier. From Wednesday you can finally use your smartphone to pay for parking and you don’t have to wait in line near the ticket machine.
The City of Saskatoon introduced a new user-friendly app called WayToPark, available for download on both IOS and Android devices. Even though the app was supposed to be launched on 2015, city officials tell it took more time than expected.
“There will be issues at times because it’s a communicating app,” said Andrew Hildebrandt, Director of Community Standards with the City of Saskatoon. “But the app is designed as per what was delivered by the contractor to meet the needs of parking in Saskatoon and those are the things we took a lot of time to test and verify and get up-dated and we’re ready and confident to deliver it now.”
Hildebrandt pointed out that the terminals are still available in case if, for instance, the app is not working. Drivers will still have to follow time restrictions posted on city signs.
“As long as you’ve paid you’re good to park but then you can’t overstay,” Hildebrandt added.
“So you have to be cognizant of where you’re parking that you haven’t parked there longer than the time that’s on the sign – majority of zones are three hours, we do have a few zones that are less than three hours.”
The app allows you to check how much time you still have left and will note will let you see how much time you have left and will inform you when time’s up.
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