Card payments now accepted for parking in Cape Town

2016-05-10 11:28 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - Apart from SnapScan, motorists can now also use their MasterCard, VISA or American Express cards to pay for kerbside parking in the Cape Town central business district (CBD), the City of Cape Town announced on Tuesday, 10 May. 

Since the beginning of May, the parking marshals employed by Street Parking Solutions have been equipped with handheld point-of-sale (POS) devices which now make it possible for motorists to pay for parking with their bank cards. 
 
The marshals with the handheld POS devices will wear badges indicating that they can accept card payments.
 
In October 2014 Street Parking Solutions also adopted SnapScan technology – an alternative payment option allowing motorists to pay for parking using a smartphone application.
 
Despite the addition of technology-friendly paying devices, marshals will still accept cash as payment for parking.

On-street parking in the CBD is charged at R3,40 per 15 minutes during business hours. Charging for parking is one method of ensuring a high turnover of parking bays in an area where there is a big demand for on-street parking, such as in the CBD,’ said Cape Town Councillor Brett Herron says.