WELLAND, ON, April 3rd, 2018 – Today, HONK and the City of Welland announced the launch of HONK, North America’s fastest and most convenient way to find, reserve and pay for parking. Frank Campion, Mayor of the City of Welland was joined by Michael Back, Founder and CEO of HONK in the lobby of City Hall to officially launch mobile services for all on-street and off-street municipal parking. The launch in Welland marks HONK’s 10th city expansion in Southern Ontario which is part of a massive growth plan driven by demand from municipalities for innovative and efficient solutions for convenient parking.
Motorists in Welland can sign up for a free HONK account to search, pay for, and top up parking directly from their smartphone, tablet or computer. HONK takes away the need to carry and fumble with coin – giving users the ability to pay with their credit card, Apple Pay, Masterpass, PayPal, or Visa Debit. No paper slip goes in the car windshield – parking enforcement officers receive all paid license plates for proof of payment. Users simply click, pay, and walk away.
Adding to the convenience, the HonkAPP notifies users 15 minutes before their parking is set to expire, allowing them to buy additional time remotely and eliminating the need to rush back to feed the meter.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring our services to motorists in Welland,” said HONK Founder and CEO Michael Back. “Over the last 6 months, user adoption of HONK in the neighbouring markets of Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Oakville has grown by nearly 150%. We know there is large demand for HONK in Welland and we’re excited to offer drivers in Southern Ontario one seamless parking app that can be used across multiple municipalities. The launch of our modernized, affordable parking solution is a win-win for motorists and the municipality!”
HONK is on a mission to transform parking with a faster, more convenient and easier experience while helping our communities reduce congestion, pollution and wear on roads. Motorists in Welland can now ditch their coin, and be on their way faster and smarter with HONK!