New multi storey car parking deal

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A NEW car parking package to support more people returning to city centre work places on a part-time basis and encourage greener driving behaviour has been introduced by Dundee City Council.

The Flexi 20 multi-park option will be specifically aimed at commuters returning to offices and other work places on a hybrid basis to offer them a better deal at Olympia, Gellatly Street, Greenmarket and Bell Street multi storey car parks.

In addition to the current season ticket and other parking options, the new scheme offers flexibility to pre-pay for parking at a competitive rate that better reflects the new ways people are working as they emerge from the pandemic.

This year will also mark a major milestone in the city’s efforts to improve air quality with the introduction of Dundee’s Low Emission Zone, increased numbers of low or zero emission bus services and improvements to the active travel infrastructure.

Taken together with parking options that encourage people to think more about the journeys they make in their vehicle, how long they park for and where the best place is to do that will help the city to achieve a number of its quality of life goals.

An on-line application asks for details before applicants are sent a blank smart card with their vehicle information embedded in it and a starting balance of zero. Before first use it should be presented at one of the pay on foot machines at any of the council’s four multi-storey car parks. There drivers will be asked to top it up with an initial £100 of credit. This will buy 20 parking sessions (one per 24-hour period).

Each time the customer enters the car park, the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system will identify the vehicle’s number plate, recognise the car as a multi-park member and lift the barrier automatically. Each day the pass card is used £5 will be deducted from the balance, meaning multiple entries can be made to the MSCP within the same 24-hour period. The small screen at the entry barrier will display the driver’s remaining balance.

As the pass card is used, the value remaining decreases until it needs another £100 top up. If a user reaches a zero balance, the exit barriers will not lift until further payment is made.

The Flexi 20 scheme, which will complement existing car parking deals, was launched today (Wednesday). More details, including how to apply can be found at  https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/parking-information/multipark-flexi-20-smartcard

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