Brussels: smartphone to pay parking fee
The city of Brussels will introduce a new parking fee payment system. In addition to parking meters, motorists will be able to pay for their parking place by sending a text message to the 4411 number or via one of five payment apps. It should be operational in two years at the latest.
Next week, the city of Brussels will sign a new affiliation convention for parking rights data with the agency parking.brussels. This will be the first step in the introduction of a new parking fee payment system.
Paying with a smartphone
In practical terms, motorists parking on Brussels’ streets will be able to pay their fee through the BIPaSS platform. Managed by the regional agency parking.brussels, it offers the choice between five free payment apps (Whoosh, OPnGO, Yellowbrick, 4411 Be-Mobile and Parkmobile).
It will also be possible to pay by sending a text message to the 4411 number. These two solutions are already used in several other municipalities of the Region, such as Anderlecht, Molenbeek or Evere.
“We haven’t chosen between the five apps present on the BIPaSS platform. The choice is up to the motorists”, explains Mobility and Public Works Alderman, Bart Dhondt (Ecolo-Groen). Once the convention is signed, the agency will start putting stickers on the city’s parking meters, which will remain operational.
“These new technologies allow us to make life easier for Brussels’ citizens. It’s also for us a way to work closely with the Brussels Region, in a global and regional vision”, adds the alderman.