Drivers in London could soon benefit from a single system for paying for their paring by mobile phone.
London Councils, the body which represents and co-ordinates work by the capital’s 33 boroughs, is looking at ways to set up a system covering the whole of London.
At present each borough offering a ‘pay by mobile’ service operates a separate scheme meaning drivers must keep track of multiple numbers and call charges.
The body says it is developing plans to set up just one system which serves the whole of London but notes there are issues around data sharing and signage ahead of considering which must be resolved before any scheme can be introduced.
The chairman of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, Councillor Mike Fisher said: “A single system means motorists would only need to register their details once rather than each time they park in a different area.”
“We are looking at how to bring the various call charges into line with a single local rate number.”