Helping you make parking easier NPP, Private Parking Code of Practice and APDS

National Parking Platform Updates at Parkex

National Parking Platform Making parking easier. What you need to know...

What is the NPP?

The NPP will create a centralised system that will ensure drivers don’t need to have a variety of apps installed on their smartphones in order to pay for parking. It’s also publicly owned and not-for-profit and will work to allow parking operators to communicate directly with service providers.

How will it make parking easier?

The National Parking Platform will allow drivers to use their preferred app or provider to find and pay for parking wherever they are.

What's on at Parkex?

On the BPA Live stage at Parkex, representatives from the DfT, local authorities and British Parking Association throughout the two days will be updating parking operators and councils on how the NPP will work in practice, how they can realise the benefits of the NPP and national rollout plans.

Changing Lanes Why moving to an Open Market model for parking is the right choice for councils

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director at RingGo, makes the case for an Open Market model for parking.

A parking space is often seen as a universal right. With over 35 million people in the UK living in a household with a car, parking is a point of contention for nearly half the country’s population, cutting across social, economic, environmental and development more.

Alliance for Parking Data Standards updates at Parkex

Alliance for Parking Data Standards Simplifying e-payments in parking

What is the APDS?

Formed by the BPA, The International Parking and Mobility Institute and European Parking Association, APDS integrates the International Parking Industry Payment Standards (IPIPS) and the Data Exchange Standards (IPI-DataEx).

The IPIPS protocols ensure interoperability and help simplify the complex world of e-payments in parking.

What are the benefits?

  • APDS establishes a common language for data elements and definitions in the parking, transportation, and mobility sector
  • ADPS helps facilitate integration and communication between parking entities, automotive industry, IT developers and map providers
  • APDS reduces procurement costs for tech suppliers and local authorities by simplifying the process of becoming providers
  • Local authorities can access pre-approved and vetted services
  • Consumers benefit from making payments using a single method

What's on at Parkex?

Along with major suppliers exhibiting at Parkex such as RingGo, paybyphone, Metric, Smart Parking, ZatPark, Appyway and more, the BPA Live Stage will examine the APDS with updates from BPA President Stuart Harrison and International Parking and Mobility Institute.

The Private Parking Code at Parkex

The Private Parking Code of Practice Implementation timeline and BPA Support

What was the Private Parking Code of Practice?

The private parking code of practice contained guidance on the operation and management of private parking facilities in England, Scotland and Wales.

First published by the government on 7 February 2022 but later withdrawn, it set requirements for private parking operators to follow when enforcing parking restrictions on private land and covered several matters, including:

  • signage and surface markings
  • ticketing and payment of tariffs
  • recovery of unpaid parking charges
  • complaints handling and professional standards

So, what about now?

On Day 2 at Parkex, you'll hear an update on the current situation regarding the implementation of the Government's new single code of practice and associated framework.

You'll hear from experts and practitioners about the expected timeline and impact of the new code and the support currently being provided by the BPA.