Parking meters in Adelaide may soon accept credit cards

Mozo

Thursday 08 September 2011

Credit card users in Adelaide may soon find it easier to pay for parking spots as the local council is considering introducing meters that accept plastic.

Credit cards may be used in Adelaide parking meters soon

The technology is already widespread in Sydney's central business district, but following a trial of six machines by Adelaide City Council, they could be installed elsewhere, reports the City Messenger.

Councillor Anne Moran also recently pitched the idea that meters using credit cards should not have any time limits on them, as this would cut out the need to issue fines.

A spokesperson for the council revealed that one of the main motivations for using meters that accept plastic is that it improves the ease of use for people in the area.

"[The] council is currently trialling several ticket machines that enable payment by credit card and we are in negotiations to expand the trial," she asserted.

Earlier this year, Sydney City Council revealed that parking meter prices in the city were set to rise by 12 per cent, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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