There are many ways to pay for parking in downtown Birmingham, but one of the easiest is by using an app. This new program allows you to pay for parking through your smartphone without having to scour through your car seat or glove compartment for loose quarters!
The app will be available at approximately 4,000 meters in downtown Birmingham. City officials expect to add more locations as they begin implementing the system over the summer.
How to pay for parking with the ParkMobile app:
With the new system in place, drivers will simply enter the zone number posted on stickers and signs around the meter, select the amount of time needed, and touch the “Car Parking Birmingham” button to begin their session. The parking session will then appear on your mobile device and you can extend it from the app at any time.
You can also use the ParkMobile app to reserve and pay for parking at Alabama Airport Parking when you arrive in Birmingham. It’s easy to do and the rates are lower than if you used Uber or Lyft to get to the airport, plus you don’t have to worry about getting stuck on the airport shuttle.
In addition, the ParkMobile parking program will also help to increase traffic safety. The smart meters reflect Parkmobile payments on the meter and your phone, which helps to make sure parking patrons stay safe. Additionally, vehicle detection sensors are installed in each meter space that allows users to easily locate convenient parking close to destinations for business, shopping, dining or recreation!