New parking machines – your questions answered

Transport and Streets
15:28, Wednesday, 13th March 2024

Last week we shared the news that parking machines across North Lincolnshire are being replaced with new ticketless machines.

We answer your frequently asked questions below:

Is free parking continuing?

Yes – up to two hours free parking between 8am and 6pm on weekdays, every evening and all-day on Saturdays and Sundays remain. This accounts for 95 per cent of all parking.

Do I have to enter my registration number for free parking?

Yes, during the week – but no card payment nor app is needed for free parking.

There is no need to enter your registration on evenings and weekends.

How do I park if the new machines are being installed but aren’t yet working?

You can park as normal and will not receive a ticket – but please check by touching the “on” button on the machine to ensure it is not operational.

Do I have to sign up to an app to park?

No – you can use your debit or credit card to pay if you need more than two hours during the week.

Why replace the parking machines?

The old ones were breaking down regularly and replacement parts are not available due to their age. Some people also got parking fines by not displaying their ticket correctly and the new system solves this issue.

Are parking charges increasing?

No – almost 95 per cent of people do not pay to park and for people needing more than two hours between 8am and 6pm on weekdays the charges have been frozen.

Can I still use my Blue Badge for free?

Yes, just park as normal by displaying your current Blue Badge.