More Metric For Perth

One of Metric Parkings longest-established Scottish customers has ordered another 21 machines which now takes its total well passed the 200 mark.
metric.gifThe order for 21 Metric Accent’s is part of Perth and Kinross Council’s policy of regularly updating parking machines in the towns, which have controlled parking.
“The new machines reflect the growth in traffic and the increasing demand for parking”, said Mr. Charles Haggart, the council’s traffic and road safety manager.
“We have to react and manage parking as best we can and we have decided the way forward is pay and display.
“The Council is extending the areas of controlled parking and the 21 new Metric Accents are coming on stream to cater for the expansion of the controlled zones”.

Metric first introduced their Auto Slot pay and display machines into the former Tayside Regional Council more than a decade ago and these were transferred to Perth and Kinross Council in 1996.
Since then, the council has built up its stock of Accent machines used to control the parking zones in Perth – the only city in the region – and the other towns.
“The whole of the central area in Perth is controlled by Metric pay and display both on and off street and other towns are also using pay and display for streets and tourist attractions to meet the parking demand”, said Mr. Haggart.
“The maximum stay in the busy shopping streets in Perth is half an hour at a cost of 50p and the charge diminishes in the suburbs to L1.00 for two hours. In other towns, charges for parking are as low as L1.50 for 4 hours. "Perth and Kinross Council enjoys an excellent relationship with Metric who provide us with a product which is first-class and a service that we are perfectly happy with across the council’s area”, he added.
Although Perth and Kinross covers an area of 2200 square miles, it has a population of only 135,000. However, demand for parking in its city – and towns is high. “The picture is put into proportion when the scale of Perth’s parking is as much significant in the other towns in the area”, added Mr. Haggert.
Although our other towns are much smaller than Perth City, relatively speaking there is just as significant a need to manage the parking stock in those towns – particularly during the popular tourist season”, added Mr. Haggart.
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