ParkColumbus Mobile App Will Launch in the University District on June 22
To provide convenience and contactless mobile payment, the ParkColumbus app can be used at parking meters in the University District beginning on Monday, June 22.
Implementation by the Columbus Division of Parking Services affects about 400 parking meters throughout the University District. Nearly 4,400 city meters will now accept mobile payment using the ParkColumbus app.
“Especially during this time of taking extra health and safety precautions due to the coronavirus, we are excited to be able to expand availability of the ParkColumbus app to University District meter users,” said Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director of Parking Services. “Contactless payment with a mobile device also adds convenience and accessibility for our customers.”
Since the app’s launch in the Short North, and its expansion to city parking meters in areas including Downtown, the Arena District, Brewery District and a portion of Grandview Avenue, usage has climbed steadily.
Launch of the ParkColumbus app in the University District will occur as Parking Services continues to work with community stakeholders on parking management recommendations for the University District Parking Plan. The plan is part of Parking Services’ comprehensive Strategic Parking Plan that studied the district, Downtown, Franklinton and South of Downtown neighborhoods.
The Downtown Parking Plan recommendations were implemented earlier this year, and recommendations are forthcoming next for the University District. Franklinton and South of Downtown neighborhoods will follow.
To pay for parking using the ParkColumbus app, simply enter the zone number posted on the parking meter, choose the duration and touch the “start parking” button. The app sends alerts when the parking session is about to expire so a user can extend time right from the app.
The app, powered by ParkMobile, is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Users without a smartphone can call the toll-free number displayed on meters.
For more information on the ParkColumbus app and to watch a video on how to use it, visit https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/parking/ParkColumbus-Mobile-Payment-Application/