Vancouver, BC, July 14, 2020 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking, and EasyPark team up to bring touch-free payments to off-street parking in the City of Vancouver. The province is in Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan where much of the economy is opening up and with it, there’s an increase in driving activity. Motorists are encouraged to pay for parking via HONK’s touch-free payments to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Drivers have two ways to pay: 1) Download the free HonkAPP from the AppStore or Google Play, or 2) Tap their phone on tap-to-pay smart stations for a quick guest checkout experience – no app download required.
Safe parking is top-of-mind for drivers everywhere. Many drivers no longer feel comfortable handling cash or touching pay stations because of concerns around COVID-19. As driving activity in Metro Vancouver continues to increase, motorists are strongly encouraged to pay for parking on their phone through the HonkAPP or HonkTAP tap-to-pay option.
The HONK app has been available to Vancouver residents and visitors since 2017. EasyPark recently rolled out HONK’s app-less payment option (HonkTAP) to give drivers a quick, guest checkout experience. With no pay station to touch, drivers simply – and safely – tap their smartphone on a HONK smart station to pay for their parking session. There’s an option to receive text reminders when parking is set to expire and the ability to add more time remotely. This much-loved feature is also available to users of the app.
“We pride ourselves on safe and friendly parking for drivers in Metro Vancouver – adding HONK’s latest tap-to-pay solution goes above and beyond,” said James Slessor, EasyPark COO. “It’s never been more important for drivers to have a choice when it comes to safe parking. We’re excited to team up with HONK to offer the mobile app and tap-to-pay option to drivers in our city.”
“Touch-free, cash-free parking is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s something drivers now expect to see,” said Michael Back, HONK President and CEO. “We’re proud to partner with EasyPark to give drivers in Vancouver access to the absolute safest and touch-free ways to pay for parking.”
Founded in 1947, EasyPark’s mission is straightforward: “make parking easy.” Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, its mandate is to provide safe, convenient and affordable parking, with operations that include 103 parking facilities, 19,966 stalls, for 29 client accounts in B.C., which are part of the EasyPark brand. For more information about EasyPark, please visit easypark.ca.