RingGo cashless parking system rolled out across Redbridge

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Motorists will be able to pay for parking via their mobile phone from Monday.

Redbridge Council will be rolling out the cashless RingGo parking system in car parks across the borough.

Drivers will still be able to pay for parking with coins, but this system will provide an alternative method of payment.

RingGo enables drivers to pay for parking via their mobile phone, by ringing or texting a number and providing their location along with their card details.

The service also enables drivers to top up their session if they are running late.

It costs 20p to use the service, but Redbridge Council is paying this cost.

The service was first introduced in Redbridge in 2009, but only at selected parking spots.

In the past traders and residents across Wanstead and Woodford have raised concerns that the service discriminates against those who do not have a mobile phone or a bank card.

It will now be rolled out in council car parks, but not in Redbridge Culture and Leisure car parks in Valentines Park, Ray Park, Seven Kings Park, Goodmayes Park, Clayhall Park, Barkingside Recreation Ground, Fairlop Waters, Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre, Wanstead Library and Hainault Forest Country Park.

To register for RingGo and for more information visit www.myringgo.co.uk.

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2:08pm Sat 6 Apr 13

mdj says...

I encountered this system in Bermondsey last week. Don't attempt it with a prepay phone, since you can get cut off in mid-call for no reason, and have to try again. It's cheaper to feed the meter at a slightly higher rate, but then you realise that this system came in to save the hassle of providing meters that actually work...
I encountered this system in Bermondsey last week. Don't attempt it with a prepay phone, since you can get cut off in mid-call for no reason, and have to try again. It's cheaper to feed the meter at a slightly higher rate, but then you realise that this system came in to save the hassle of providing meters that actually work... mdj
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2:11pm Sat 6 Apr 13

Cornbeefur says...

Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car?

Madness.
Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car? Madness. Cornbeefur
  • Score: 0

6:12pm Sat 6 Apr 13

mike501 says...

No Surprise money collecting has become very simple but when it comes to giving back then it's the hardest.
When your the victim of crime, the cameras are not working make a wrong turn fine sent in the door with a picture.
No Surprise money collecting has become very simple but when it comes to giving back then it's the hardest. When your the victim of crime, the cameras are not working make a wrong turn fine sent in the door with a picture. mike501
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8:21pm Sat 6 Apr 13

larry g says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car?

Madness.
thats because most people who own a car, own a mobile phone numbnuts, all you own is a straight jacket and a box of tissues to wipe away your dribble
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car? Madness.[/p][/quote]thats because most people who own a car, own a mobile phone numbnuts, all you own is a straight jacket and a box of tissues to wipe away your dribble larry g
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9:15pm Sat 6 Apr 13

E11resident says...

You are not forced into owning a mobile, it's just an option (but you know that, you, according to your previous posts, are a highly intelligent person, with an enormous breadth of knowledge) ha ha ha
You are not forced into owning a mobile, it's just an option (but you know that, you, according to your previous posts, are a highly intelligent person, with an enormous breadth of knowledge) ha ha ha E11resident
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9:25pm Sat 6 Apr 13

Cornbeefur says...

larry g wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car?

Madness.
thats because most people who own a car, own a mobile phone numbnuts, all you own is a straight jacket and a box of tissues to wipe away your dribble
Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car?

Madness.
[quote][p][bold]larry g[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car? Madness.[/p][/quote]thats because most people who own a car, own a mobile phone numbnuts, all you own is a straight jacket and a box of tissues to wipe away your dribble[/p][/quote]Why should one be forced into owning a mobile phone to park their car? Madness. Cornbeefur
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10:55pm Sat 6 Apr 13

kitkat510 says...

I've never wanted to use this system ever since it was covered on the real hustle a few years ago.
I've never wanted to use this system ever since it was covered on the real hustle a few years ago. kitkat510
  • Score: 0

9:48am Sun 7 Apr 13

happsy says...

When this "scheme" was introduced in Wanstead, I wrote to the newspaper and complained. I said it was unfair to those, especially elderly drivers who do not always have a mobile or a credit/debit card, and if the ticket machines that take cash were broken, then this actually would not give these people a choice in parking, they simply would not be able to park. The old system was fairer to all, that if the cash ticket machine was out of order, NOT the drivers fault, they simply parked for free, this inevitably made the council repair the machines quicker.. the only alternative now is if you do not own a mobile or debit card, then you have to park a long way from the shops, hardly fair on the elderly or those with walking problems, or mums with heavy prams. Redbridge council should be doing all they can to encourange visitors to the local shops... not dissuading them. Ring GO is unfair to a lot of drivers.
When this "scheme" was introduced in Wanstead, I wrote to the newspaper and complained. I said it was unfair to those, especially elderly drivers who do not always have a mobile or a credit/debit card, and if the ticket machines that take cash were broken, then this actually would not give these people a choice in parking, they simply would not be able to park. The old system was fairer to all, that if the cash ticket machine was out of order, NOT the drivers fault, they simply parked for free, this inevitably made the council repair the machines quicker.. the only alternative now is if you do not own a mobile or debit card, then you have to park a long way from the shops, hardly fair on the elderly or those with walking problems, or mums with heavy prams. Redbridge council should be doing all they can to encourange visitors to the local shops... not dissuading them. Ring GO is unfair to a lot of drivers. happsy
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