Flowbird MiniPark entry system - Crawley

Maximising Customer Convenience, Crawley’s New MiniPark 

Access to and from Crawley town centre has been improved for visitors as a result of new parking technology commissioned by the borough council. Work between the local authority and Flowbird was undertaken to replace a pay and display system at Orchard Street multi-storey car park with a new MiniPark automatic number plate recognition scheme.

The council has invested in making parking more convenient for motorists and to aid in improving traffic flow in and out of the 448 space car park in order to ease congestion on the local road network.

A Crawley Borough Council commented: “The Flowbird MiniPark solution, combined with the security systems in the car park, has made the Orchard Street facility a safer and more positive experience for its visitors. Customers using the new system pay only for the time they use, without worrying about over-running and incurring a penalty notice. Additionally, the system recognises season tickets which provides an improved level of convenience for regular users.

The MiniPark ticketless system logs vehicle details by ANPR camera upon entry and checked payment on exit. There are a number of terminal payment options; coin, card and contactless. Pedestrian access is secured by vandal resistant tablet devices that require the driver to enter their number plate, validating their vehicle is in the car park, prior to allowing access.

The off-street parking facility is also integrated into the council’s centralised management solution, which helps the local authority monitor and control all its town centre car parks.  

To find out more, please visit the Flowbird website


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