July 2, 2018 - The City of Tulsa has officially launched a mobile parking app to create a more convenient, effective on-street parking system downtown. For the first time in Tulsa’s history, users can now use their smartphone to pay for on-street parking with the ParkMobile app. You can download the app by visiting, www.parktulsa.com or using the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
All parking pay stations in the Tulsa Arts District are operable and users can also pay for parking by coin, card or by calling the phone number, 1-877-727-5715, in various areas of downtown.
When utilizing the new parking Pay Stations in the Tulsa Arts District and the mobile app across downtown, patrons will use the “pay by plate” system and use their license plate number to initiate payment for on-street parking and enter a zone number that will be posted in the area where you park as well as on the ParkMobile app.
The City of Tulsa has been looking at an overall parking meter plan for years in downtown Tulsa as most of the current parking meters are considerably outdated, inoperable or ineligible for repair and replacement.
Mayor G.T. Bynum has committed to increase efficiency throughout the parking system by incorporating the mobile app and plans to phase out all outdated meters within the year. Mayor Bynum also signed an executive order to ensure all funding that comes into the parking system, goes back into the parking system.
Until all older meters are replaced with new pay stations, patrons paying by coins at parking meters (single space and multi-space meters) will continue to utilize the “pay by space” method, which requires the user to enter a parking space number that is located on the street in front of the parking space.
Tulsa on-street metered parking is set at two hours for $1 per hour and parking hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Violations such as parking illegally in a disabled parking space, blocking To fire lanes, parking in front of hydrants, illegal alley blocking, etc. are enforceable 24/7.
The City of Tulsa created two videos that show the convenience and accessibility of using the new ParkMobile app and using the Parking Pay Stations in the Tulsa Arts District. Media are welcome to use the videos for b-roll or use the videos for PSA’s.
To download the ParkMobile app or for more information about downtown Tulsa on-street parking, visit: www.parktulsa.com.
ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of parking solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in over 3,000 locations across the country, including cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums. ParkMobile users can also reserve parking in surrounding regions like Kansas City - among other major cities across the country. Additionally, ParkMobile is available in all New York City boroughs under the ParkNYC app. For more information, visit Parkmobile.IO or @Parkmobile on Twitter.