RingGo, the UK’s leading cashless parking provider, is just launching in Manchester, the UK’s second largest city, as part of the Council’s new multivendor offering, providing greater choice and ease of use to motorists. As part of the National Parking Platform’s first multivendor rollout, motorists in Manchester will be able to choose to pay for parking through RingGo and three other suppliers.
The National Parking Platform (NPP) is a publicly owned initiative funded by the Department for Transport to improve the customer journey across the full range of on- and off-street parking. This initial rollout in Manchester also aims to demonstrate the platform’s ability to facilitate the sharing of data to improve the way people live, visit and park in cities.
Through the new multivendor NPP offering, motorists can choose between the four services based on personal preference, ease of use and accessibility. As digital payment options have grown in popularity since motorists started travelling again, offering a multivendor platform provides an element of choice that historically hasn’t been available. It also provides increased safety for those managing the service.
Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director, RingGo said: “Manchester’s move towards multivendor marks a positive step towards putting more focus on the motorist and providing increased choice. Everyone has their preferred apps already downloaded onto their phone, so why should someone need multiple apps for parking? These new multivendor offerings ease the process for motorists, so they can use their favourite app wherever they are, saving time and avoiding the need to remember how to use each one. It makes sense for Councils too: not least because it avoids having to carrying out protracted procurement exercises every few years.”
Manchester is the third multivendor parking platform available in the UK following in the footsteps of Cambridgeshire in 2019 and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole earlier this year. This launch means RingGo is now available in all of the UK’s top cities, including London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow. The Manchester launch is the largest city rollout for RingGo since its acquisition by worldwide cashless parking leader EasyPark Group on 1 June 2021. The Group already offers phone parking solutions in more than 3,200 cities worldwide.
If you’re not already registered with RingGo, just download our free app to get started. You can download RingGo from the App Store or Google Play Store and register with a few details. If you’re not a smartphone user, you can register and park by calling the number shown on parking signs or register online by clicking the green “REGISTER NOW” button at the top of this page.
For a full list of locations where you can pay to park using RingGo in Manchester, please visit staging.ringgo.co.uk/location/parking-in-Manchester.