Freo's View

FREEO PARKING CLARIFICATION

Posted in cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2019

 

THERE WAS A COMMENT ABOUT THE FREE CHRISTMAS PARKING IN FREMANTLE AND THE CLAIM MOTORISTS HAD TO PAY UPFRONT TO USE THE NEW PARKING SERVICE, BUT THAT HAS CHANGED ACCORDING TO THE CITY OF FREMANTLE, SEE BELOW:

I noticed the comment on your post about the free parking offer via Paystay about having to ‘pre-load’ credit in order to use PayStay.

When PayStay was first launched that was true – although it wasn’t $20 (it required a minimum credit balance of $5 and then a minimum top up amount of $5, so effectively the pre-load was $10).

However based on the initial feedback we received from the public we got PayStay to change that quite some time ago.

Now people can go onto the PayStay website https://www.paystay.com.au/ (they can do this on their phone) and set their minimum balance and top-up to zero, which therefore means you pay as to you go.

And the free parking offer is not on weekends! Only Monday to Thursday.

Roel Loopers

FREE FREMANTLE CHRISTMAS PARKING

Posted in cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2019

 

santa-parking1

 

CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY! Starting this weekend, the City of Fremantle will be gifting 2 hours of FREE parking until Boxing Day! So whether you’re heading into Freo to do your shopping or enjoying a leisurely lunch, you can now bring the car and not worry about the cost!

To redeem, you will have to use PayStay at all of our off-street car parks. Keep an eye out for Free Parking Santa throughout December for special treats for the kiddies & if you’re lucky, he will also pay for your parking if you don’t have the app.

FREMANTLE DRIVERS SEEING RED

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, festivals, Fremantle Biennale, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2019

 

 

One of the final events of the Undercurrent Fremantle Biennale 2019 was a tour of red-coloured cars through the streets of Fremantle on Saturday at lunch time.

They gathered at the Beach Street carpark where I took these photos.

The Biennale ends with a party on the deck of the Maritime Museum this Sunday from 5pm. See you there!

Roel Loopers

FREE-O CHRISTMAS PARKING

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

People shopping in Fremantle will be getting free parking from December 2 to Boxing Day at 27 carparks in the CBD.

Motorists will be able to park for free for up to two hours from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4pm in one of the 2,300 bays.

Fremantle Council is trying to do everything to convince people to shop locally in our port city.

I do support the free parking but question why it is for two hours only and not for a three-hour period, so that shoppers have time to shop more leisurely and have enough time also to enjoy lunch and breakfast.

Roel Loopers

THIS TOO IS FREMANTLE

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 11, 2019

 

car 1

car 3

car 2

 

I am not at all a person who gets excited by cars; not new ones, not by expensive ones, not by hot rods, not by vintage ones, and not by anything that has four wheels really, but I just had to take these photos in Fremantle’s Cantonment Street on Sunday.

Maybe, just maybe, I am a real man after all. ; >)

Roel Loopers

UPDATE ON FREMANTLE PARKING METERS

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 22, 2019

 

I received this email from the City of Fremantle regarding issues with credit card payments at parking meters, so rest assured this is only temporarily:

Our parking meters are not ‘hard wired’. They rely on the 4G mobile network to process credit card payments.

Yesterday there were some intermittent network issues affecting all of our ticket machines that meant credit card payments could not be processed. These issues were beyond the control of the City and have now been resolved.

In addition, there are two ticket machines on Goldsbrough Street (I’m assuming these are the ones near the Woolstores that you referred to) where the credit card readers have malfunctioned. We are seeking to replace those faulty credit card readers as soon as possible.

So the unavailability of credit card payments for parking was due to technical issues, not because of any decision by the City to remove credit card payments.

One other thing is that we are going through the process of upgrading our ticket machines with new credit card readers that only accept PayWave/PayPass payments, rather than requiring people to insert their credit card into the machine. This will eventually be the case with all of our ticket machines.

Roel Loopers

LONGER PARKING AT HENDERSON STREET CAR PARK

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2019

 

Good news for Fremantle traders and for motorists that Sirona Capital has been able to extend the parking hours of the Henderson Street car park now that it is no longer attached to the development site.

New hours are Monday to Thursday 5am-11pm and Friday to Sunday 5am-2am.

What is not good though is that readers informed me that credit card payment at City of Fremantle owned parking meters all over town is no longer available, and the response they receive from the info desk is to get coins or the parking app. One lady from out of Freo was half an hour late for a meeting this morning because of the change. Ridiculous!

Roel Loopers

MAKE FREO PARKING SMARTER

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 21, 2019

 

Parking is always the talk of town in Fremantle, and while I don’t believe it is a huge issue, and that there are plenty of parking bays, things could still improve.

The parking meters near the Woolstores shopping centre do not accept credit cards any more and that is ridiculous as not everyone wants to download a smart phone app to pay and we live in  cashless society where many people do not have coins with them.

Parking permits for residents require the administration to send out reminders and after that the stickers, while with the recently introduced number plate recognition CCTV parking inspectors should be able to just scan the rego plate and get a green light if the car gets free parking before 11am and after 3pm.

Making parking easier in Fremantle will be a big step forward to getting rid off the perception that it is difficult and/or expensive to park here.

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on MAKE FREO PARKING SMARTER

BOAT STACKING FOR CARS?

Posted in boating, cars, city of fremantle, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

boat stackers

 

Another boat stackers photo I took at Mews Road on my long weekend Monday walk. I wonder what it would look like if we created similar structures for cars in appropriate locations around Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

ROAD SAFETY FORUM IN FREMANTLE

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, freight, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2019

 

Road Safety Forum 26 August

 

Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk will be part of a forum on road safety that will be held on Monday August 26 from 6-7.45 pm at the South Fremantle Football Club at Fremantle Oval.

Have your say about what should be done to improve road safety for everyone.

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on ROAD SAFETY FORUM IN FREMANTLE

%d bloggers like this: