Parking Application Registration Made Easier for Drivers to Use
To register for a roadside parking prepaid account through Yitingche only takes a minute for all interested drivers. And by using the software the drivers can also browse for any available parking spaces as the software will navigate the driver to the parking space that they choose as the software will give them the distance and estimated time of arrival as well.
Once parked the drivers need to input how long they will be parking and the application will display the payment system. Through the application drivers can open their prepaid accounts, check payment details and violations and parking records. The managing body of the application which is the city road management affairs center will first provide 1,000 yuan of virtual currency which will last until June 26, for each user which can be used to get themselves familiar with the system. Drivers can park their vehicles on 1,673 roadside parking spots in four of the pilot areas namely southern Futian District, Zhuzilin in Futian District, Nanshan District CBD area and Tianbei in Luohu District and will be able to use the currency and vehicles parked in those spaces without the system will not be fined until July 1.
To further promote the collection of fees, the city transportation commission finished a plan to create 15,188 parking spots on 299 roads. These roadside parking spots will be placed into use by the end of the year which means that no free roadside parking will be available next year.
Drivers are allowed to park for free for five minutes before actual calculation starts, they will also be receiving reminders on the mobile phones 10 minutes before the time expires. Driver that will not vacate the space before time expires they will be charged double the normal fees for the time the space is occupied once their time has expired.