The east Suffolk district councils of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney have brought forward a scheduled replacement of their parking terminal estates to ensure that local people are able to use the new £1 coin to pay for parking.
A total of 115 Parkeon Strada Rapide terminals, comprising a mix of solar powered and mains operated machines, have been installed in towns across the districts, including Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay, Felixstowe, Framlington and Aldeburgh.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney councils work in partnership and collaborated in the renewal of their parking terminal estate.
Graham Catchpole, Cabinet member for Operational Partnerships at Waveney District Council, commented: “The councils were originally planning to replace all of the parking meters over a three year period, but with the release of the new £1 coin, it made sense to replace them all at once.”
Cllr Carol Poulter, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet member with responsibility for the Green Environment, added: “The new terminals will provide residents and visitors with payment convenience, while the back office system will enable the councils to gather more detailed information than ever before about parking trends across the district.”
All of the new terminals are linked to Parkeon’s Smartfolio central management system, enabling the councils to monitor the terminals remotely and obtain detailed analysis of parking and payment data, which will help towards its future parking strategy.
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