The City of San Leandro announced that it launched today a new mobile parking payment system. The new system will allow residents, shoppers and visitors to use their mobile devices to pay for metered parking in locations throughout the city.
Since the City Council’s adoption of the Downtown San Leandro Parking Management Plan in summer 2017, the City has been actively working to improve the parking experience in San Leandro. Following a competitive bidding process, the City partnered with Parkmobile, LLC to offer this new mobile parking system.
“I’m so excited to announce this new mobile parking system,” noted Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. “This new program is part of a broader effort on the part of our city to harness the latest technologies to help improve our local quality of life and make day-to-day tasks simpler and more convenient.”
As part of the new system, customers will no longer be limited to payment with coins at meters, and will now have the option to pay for parking via their mobile devices via text, call, or mobile application using the zone number marked on each meter.
Users who choose to download the mobile application onto their phone may also choose to receive a reminder prior to the expiration of their parking session, and if the maximum parking time has not been reached, users will have the option to extend their time remotely using the app. City parking enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid using a wireless handheld device after entering the user’s license plate number. Additionally, multiple payment methods are offered through the app, including Masterpass, PayPal, Visa Checkout, Chase Pay, Parkmobile Wallet, and Apple Pay.
As the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with approximately eight million users, the Parkmobile system also offers similar mobile payment services in neighboring communities including Oakland, Berkeley and Walnut Creek. As a result, once establishing an account, customers may gain familiarity with a system that can be used in many different places throughout the East Bay region.
For more information, please contact Mariana Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 577-3323.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
Parkmobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use Parkmobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and garage parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, Parkmobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro areas, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. Parkmobile was recently named by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 winner, recognizing the fastest growing technology companies in North America. For more information, visit Parkmobile.com or @Parkmobile on Twitter.
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