Printed tickets a thing of the past as council launches ticketless parking
11th January 2023
Motorists will no longer be issued with tickets when they pay to park in a number of car parks across Three Rivers district after the installation of new paperless ticket machines.
There is no change to the price of tickets - and users are still able to park for free for an hour.
The parking payment machines in all Three Rivers District Council public car parks have been replaced with new solar-powered ticketless machines that register car number plates rather than printing tickets.
The move is designed to make parking easier for motorists and reduce machine failure, printing and paper use.
Cllr Paul Rainbow, the council’s Lead Member for Transport and Economic Development, said: “The new ticketless system provides a faster and more efficient transaction. It also enables people to get to the shops sooner and with less hassle as it has a significant reduction in user wait time at machines.”
With the new parking machines users do not have to return to their car to display a ticket.
The machines and have a large, easy-use keypad to enter the vehicle registration number. The installation of the new machines and changeover from the old system has been completed over recent weeks.
PHOTO: Cllr Paul Rainbow, the council’s Lead Member for Transport and Economic Development, inspects one of the new solar-powered ticketless machines in Rickmansworth.