Parking Wizard of Aus Follows The Chiswick High Road

Fact finding Sydney team visit W4 to review country's best parking practice

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Glenn Caldwell, parking manager of Sydney, Australia paid a flying visit to Chiswick High Road this afternoon to try out the RingGo phone parking system as part of a fact-finding review of UK best practice.

Mr Caldwell was welcomed by Kevin Hagan, parking manager of the London Borough of Hounslow, with whom he then toured the Eastern end of the borough, meeting and chatting with several of the parking attendants responsible for enforcing the award winning RingGo scheme.

“Phone parking is clearly changing the way in which motorists pay for parking in the UK” noted Caldwell “ With RingGo having been adopted in four London Boroughs and with more following, it is clearly a popular and uncontroversial service that motorists like and I am here to understand why.”

“We are always delighted to be able to share our knowledge of successful phone parking with colleagues from both within the UK and beyond” said Hagan “Although we were the first London Borough to roll phone parking to all of our on and off street parking bays I was nonetheless slightly surprised to find that the news of our success has travelled so far.”

Mr Cauldwell, who also took the time to visit the RingGo implementation in Southwark the previous afternoon, has been pursuing a whistle-stop schedule of meetings with other leading parking equipment vendors whilst in Europe.

June 20, 2008