RingGo partners with Oxfordshire County Council to provide Park & Ride flexibility

Two new Park & Ride car parks join other facilities in and around Oxford using RingGo cashless parking to add ease of use and convenience to visitors and residents

On 20 July 2019, RingGo announced a new expansion of its portfolio with two Oxfordshire County Council Park & Ride car parks on the outskirts of Oxford taking up the service with a total of 2093 spaces.

RingGo already works with Oxford City Council offering cashless parking in its three Park & Ride car parks which also operate on the outskirts of the city.  Usage at these sites amount to over half a million sessions per year. The city council was also one of the earliest adopters of RingGo, using the cashless solution in the city centre car parks since 2008. County Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “We want to encourage people to visit Oxford, with less congestion and parking hassle, and take their time enjoying the city.

“RingGo already provides quick, easy cashless parking on the city council park and ride car parks and with the new management arrangements with the city it makes sense to use the same service at Oxford Parkway and Thornhill too.”

RingGo has worked with several other local authorities to provide Park & Ride solutions including Cambridgeshire, Portsmouth and Winchester. Each local authority works in collaboration with RingGo to create a solution that suits its Park & Ride needs, whether that be easier payments for parking, or more complex payment systems covering both parking and bus transfer. Councils can also implement full-service solutions using vehicle-based automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), which proves particularly useful for large volume car parks, cutting down the time and effort of enforcement.

“We have such a history of operating within Oxford, so it’s great to expand our work to cover county’s facilities too,” says Peter O’Driscoll, UK Country Manager, RingGo. “We expect a dramatic increase in cashless uptake in these two new parking areas now that RingGo has taken over from the existing provider.  Over 70% of regular parkers across the UK are familiar with RingGo, having used it somewhere around the country, so we expect them to use it here too.”

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