Hoboken parking app {Parkmobile}

Hoboken Parking App {say NO to Parkmobile!}

The city announced today, that all metered parking in Hoboken can be managed through a smartphone app called Parkmobile.

We strongly recommend you don’t get involved – no matter how much “easier” it claims to make your life.

  • Regardless of who’s using it, and whether they claim it’s secure – you’re voluntarily providing free data to someone else. Potential privacy issues GALORE. Think of all the previously “secure” breaches that happen every single day of the year! Is that not enough?
  • It makes you lazy and even more dependent on your external brain. Not a good long-term plan whatsoever. This is a good place to start healing.
  • It makes it easier to feed city coffers – which is criminal already. You’d be better off paying a private garage MORE just to starve the beast.

There. That should do it.

See the city announcement after the image…

parkmobile app Hoboken NJ

Hoboken Launches Pay-by-Phone Parking & Free Parking Promotion

Starting today, drivers who park at all on-street metered spaces throughout Hoboken will be able to use their mobile phone to easily pay for parking using the Parkmobile application. The first 1,000 customers to use the app in August can receive up to 2 hours of free parking using the code 2FREEHOB.

“We are excited to partner with Parkmobile to provide Hoboken residents and visitors with an easy and convenient parking option,” said “mayor” don Zimmer. “The app makes it easy to pay for parking, know how much time you have left, and add more time directly from your phone without going back to your car or the meter.”

The Parkmobile application is available for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones. Drivers can also call 877-PARK304 and will continue to have the option to pay at meters with credit card, debit card, smart card, coins, and bills where available.

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, internet, or call toll free to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Signage on parking meters will indicate the zone number, which in Hoboken range from 4710 to 4722. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device. Mobile app users may also choose to receive alerts and reminders prior to expiration of their parking session. Time limits on meters still apply and the app will not allow users to purchase more time than allotted by the meters. A 35 cent fee will be charged for each transaction.

Parkmobile is in use in communities throughout the region including Newark, Union City, West New York, Bloomfield, Montclair, Summit, Chatham, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, New Brunswick, and other major cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. In February, New York City DOT awarded a contract to Parkmobile to allow mobile payment at all metered spaces across all five boroughs.

say no to Hoboken parking app

Leave a Reply

5 Comments on "Hoboken parking app {Parkmobile}"

Hoboken_Andrew
Member
Hoboken_Andrew

Perry, you forgot to rag on the “A 35 cent fee will be charged for each transaction.” For me that is basically a 140% fee, because I never park on Washington Street for longer than 15 minutes. Usually just quick in and out stops on way home on a rare occasion.

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

More useful is finding a spot. More corrupt-minded is getting more money as quickly in any fashion possible – legal, questionably legal and outright fraud.

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

There is a competitor that the City does not sponsor.. He spoke at a Council meeting. Best to keep you data and whereabouts to yourself!.

john14
Member
john14

Would never participate in a government-sponsored app either.

wpDiscuz