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Reading Borough Council
and its partner NSL, who manages parking services across the area, has installed 79 new Parkeon
Strada terminals to improve parking availability in and around the town centre.
The solar-powered coin-only terminals are located on-street locations around the town centre, and close the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the town’s University. They are linked to Parkeon’s Smartfolio central management system, which allows the council to monitor the terminals remotely and obtain an analysis of parking and payment data.
Paul Allcock, car parks officer for Reading Borough Council, said: “We are always seeking to improve the services we offer to our residents and, as a result of this investment by Reading Borough Council, we have increased the availability of parking spaces around the town centre, making it more convenient for local shoppers and visitors to Reading.”
“The terminals are also more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to in-built solar power, while the Smartfolio back office system will deliver income reconciliation and detailed management reports for the council to plan its future parking strategy.”