RingGo wins 2019 European Parking Award
The solution rewards motorists driving low emission vehicles with lower parking tariffs, thereby incentivising motorists to save money, drive cleaner vehicles, and reduce their carbon footprint. The scheme is currently operational in Westminster, Camden, Islington and the City of London.
The prestigious European Parking Award, presented by the European Parking Association, reaffirms the value of Emissions Based Parking and its role in improving air quality. It also demonstrates our continuing drive to create cleaner, healthier and more liveable towns and cities.
“It’s great to win a European Parking Award and see recognition for our innovative Emissions Based Parking solution,” said Peter O’Driscoll, UK Country Manager, RingGo. “I am grateful to Kay English, Traffic Manager for City of London, for working with us and being willing to embrace our innovative solution. Kay has been an integral part of the team developing this solution to not only discourage the use of more polluting vehicles but also promote the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.”
“This award is very important to us because it puts our market-leading solutions in the international spotlight. We are against such a high level of competition in this industry, so to stand out with this award is fantastic” said Marc de Vries, CEO, PARK NOW. “The EBP solution has great social impact and is driving forward the creation of cleaner, healthier, more liveable towns and cities.”
The award is another addition to RingGo’s trophy cabinet; adding to a collection including four British Parking Awards and one international Intertraffic Award.
If you are a parking operator and would like to implement the award-winning Emissions Based Parking solution, please visit staging.ringgo.co.uk/operators
About RingGo's Environmental intiatives
RingGo is the UK’s no.1 parking app and has consistently led the parking market in terms of encouraging more environmentally friendly driving.
Timeline of RingGo environmental innovations:
- 2010 – World first when RingGo Carbon Metered Parking went live in Royal Borough of Richmond upon Thames
- 2015 – First cashless parking provider to offer space availability information, helping reduce congestion by highlighting where empty spaces are most likely to be found
- 2017 – RingGo Emissions Based Parking offered as a trial by Westminster City Council with higher tariffs for the most polluting diesel vehicles
- 2018 – RingGo EBP (diesel charging) launched Boroughwide by Islington and Camden Councils and in City of London with an incentive for motorists that use the most environmentally friendly vehicles
- 2019 – Westminster City Council rolls out EBP citywide
About The EPA Award
The European Parking Award has been established by the European Parking Association as a biennial award for excellence in parking. A prize can be awarded in five categories. The objective of the awards is to promote qualitative improvements in public car parking both on- and off-street.
The contributions of the parking operation to parking policy, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and to urban development are important factors.
In particular the awards seek to promote improvements in services provided to the customers and effective and sustainable management of the facilities as well as the promotion of good working practices in on street parking.
European Parking Association: https://www.europeanparking.eu/