Free App Allows Contactless Payment & Ability to Extend Parking within Posted Time Limits
DENVER – Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) is rolling out a more convenient, and potentially healthier, way for people to pay for parking at meters in the city. Residents and visitors can now use their smartphones to utilize a free app called PayByPhone and never have to touch a meter or kiosk- a welcome addition amid COVID-19.
In addition to offering contactless payment, the app can also help people avoid parking tickets, sending users a text message when their parking session is about to expire. People can also use the app to add money and extend the duration of their parking within posted time limits, without having to return to the parking meter. Drivers are encouraged to set up an account to benefit from all the features of the PayByPhone app.
“Denver is excited to introduce this technology to improve how the city manages parking” said Eulois Cleckley, DOTI Executive Director. “Not only will the new mobile payment system make it easier for people to pay for parking while supporting adjacent businesses, it’s a contact-free option during these times of COVID-19.”
Over the next few weeks, DOTI will roll out PayByPhone stickers on parking meters (see photos attached) and overhead signs to let people know they have the option to pay through the app. To get started, download the PayByPhone app on the iOS App Store or Google Play. Then, enter the location code listed on the parking meter sticker or posted signage.
Residents and visitors should be aware the PayByPhone app does not activate the blinking green light on the meter and enforcement agents will see that you’ve paid through your license plate number.
More About PayByPhone
PayByPhone is one of the fastest mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 125 million transactions annually. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone, and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without waiting in line or having to carry change. For more information, or to set up an account, visit paybyphone.com.