Kensington and Chelsea Council today announced that it has signed up to a pollution busting programme, which will see the borough offer completely cashless parking by 2020, with mobile parking payment provider PayByPhone.
As part of PayByPhone’s carbon footprint reduction initiative, Meters for Trees, the company commits to donating more than 70 new trees to the central London borough and to donate funds for a similar number of trees to be saved in the Brazilian rainforest, in order to guarantee an overall carbon reduction. The council will begin to take machines out of service on 24 June 2019, with the actual removal process starting on 1 September 2019.
The removal of Kensington and Chelsea’s more than 700 parking machines will take place in phases in order to give residents and visitors ample time to adjust to the change. PayByPhone signage will be clearly displayed to inform drivers on how to use the service. The council aims to complete the transition to cashless parking by 2020.
Kensington and Chelsea Council is the first participant in PayByPhone’s new carbon footprint reduction initiative, which was created in collaboration with Carbon Footprint Ltd, to support local authorities across the UK to reduce pollution. Councils who sign up to Meters for Trees agree to reduce the number of parking machines over a set period of time. PayByPhone, in return, will donate one tree to the borough for every 10 parking machines.
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