July 19th, 2024

New parking app promotes convenience


By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on June 1, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com

The new Flowbird parking app has taken wing. The City’s previous parking app, called WaytoPark, is being discontinued on June 30 and Flowbird is already settling into its place as a replacement.
The two apps will both operate until WaytoPark falls by the wayside at the end of the month, giving customers time to transition.
People who have accounts with WaytoPark have until Dec. 31 to retrieve receipts before the app purges all data.
Phillip Berg, parking co-ordinator for the City of Lethbridge, said Tuesday the app is easy to use. Flowbird offers the option of extending parking times to avoid a ticket within time zone limits and register multiple vehicles. It also offers secure payments and the ability to view paid parking history.
WaytoPark users will have to create new accounts for Flowbird, Berg said.
Signs and information about Flowbird will be put on parking kiosks, inside City Hall and other frequent parking areas. People can also see that information on the City website and social media.
Sarah Amies, community director of the Lethbridge Business Revitalization Zone, said she’s navigated through the app and believes there will be little impact in terms of change for people who use an app to pay parking.
Amies said businesses she’s talked too are pleased with the new app.

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