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Over 7,000 people download Harrogate's "Appy Parking" app

Over 7,000 people download Harrogate's "Appy Parking" app

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 4:03pm 19th February 2019. (Updated at 4:04pm 19th February 2019)

Since being launched in January, AppyParking – a smart parking system that is the first of its kind in the UK – has been downloaded over 7,000 times.

  • Harrogate's new Appy Parking app has been downloaded over 7,000 times in the last few weeks
  • One instance shows more than 200 people using it in a single day
  • Users who download the app can see real-time availability of spaces and only pay for the time they use

The app has also been used for parking sessions consistently over the last few weeks with one instance of more than 200 people using it in a single day.

Here's a handy guide to show you how it works:

Harrogate Borough Council, which manages off-street car parks, and North Yorkshire County Council, which is responsible for on-street parking, have worked with AppyParking, a leading smart parking technology firm, to deliver the scheme.

Councillor Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for sustainable transport, said:

“Our aim was to make parking easier and more convenient for people, as well as provide a parking solution that encourages people to visit Harrogate town centre.

"And so far, so good – the figures speak for themselves and we’re delighted by the uptake already.

“January and February are quiet periods on the high-street but these figures show that the app is being used successfully and we welcome what the next 18-months have to offer.”