The transformation of Woking town centre continues with a major upgrade to the technology in our car parks, revolutionising the parking experience for shoppers, commuters and visitors to Woking.
Top of the range technology delivering modern parking solutions
Cutting edge new technology, supplied by WPS Parking Systems, will be retro-fitted across all five existing town centre car parks, starting with Victoria Way, as well as installed into the new car park currently under construction, which will also serve the transformed town centre.
New ticketless entrances and exits
The first change drivers will notice is that the car parks are barrierless on entry and ticketless. Cameras will read each number plate on entry and again on exit. Once payment has been made, exit barriers will lift automatically to allow vehicles to leave without pausing.
New contactless payment options
New payment machines will provide the utmost in flexibility with ways to pay, making the process easier and more convenient. Whilst traditional cash and card payments will still be accepted, card readers will also be contactless and cashless options, such as Apple and Google Pay, will offer a safer choice, with minimal touchpoints. All equipment and software will be futureproof, able to be reprogrammed to recognise new forms of payment when they are available.
The ticketless system is a greener option, eliminating the requirement for paper tickets and completely removing issues that arise from faulty or lost tickets. The method simply requires the driver to remember their vehicle registration number prior to using the payment machine.
Offering further alternative payment solutions, an exciting partnership with JustPark mobile app company provides a platform for payment online or via a mobile phone. For a completely contactless parking experience, the AutoPay function handles every element of payment automatically, without needing to lift a finger.
As an added feature, retailers and businesses in Woking will soon be able to benefit from parking validation and loyalty schemes, allowing them to pass great savings and offers on to their customers.
More upgrades coming soon...
A new, improved all-encompassing on street parking solution will be introduced later in 2021 to complement the car park system.