Island Roads has recently replaced around 40 aging parking terminals at a variety of locations across the Isle of Wight with new, reliable and efficient solar-powered technology from Flowbird Urban Intelligence.
This represents the final phase of a rolling program that has seen more than 130 terminals replaced since 2016.
Island Roads is responsible for the island’s highways network and associated services and selected the Flowbird Strada Rapide terminals in a bidding process.
The machines suited the needs of Island Roads in terms of reliability and connectivity, with all the terminals linked to Flowbird’s Smartfolio central management system. This enables Island Roads to remotely monitor its entire estate, while also providing detailed parking and payment transaction data, which can be used to inform future parking strategy.
James Adsett, Powered Apparatus Supervisor at Island Roads commented: “We are delighted to be working with Flowbird. Over several years we have found Flowbird to be a very responsive and professional company to work with and their machines are very reliable.
“The new terminals fit the needs of Island Roads and Island residents perfectly, not least because they are economical to run and, as they use solar power, are better for the environment.”
Flowbird is the world market leader in the field of urban mobility and smart city solutions. By offering a unique, all-encompassing range of parking management and public transport ticketing solutions, Flowbird has a presence in close to 80 countries and is successfully accelerating its growth in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Flowbird’s equipment and services are facilitating urban mobility in over 5,000 cities. Flowbird employs a workforce of c.1,300 people worldwide and achieved a turnover of 340 million euros in 2018.