Call it Walnut Creek parking 3.0.
The city is getting ready to roll out an app allowing drivers to feed about 55 parking meters along Locust Street between Civic Drive and Mount Diablo Boulevard to pay by phone.
No more grubbing around in your purse for quarters!
Motorists can download the application, set up an account with a third-party vendor and pay for their parking by scanning the quick response (QR) code at the meter.
The app will send you a text alert when the meter is about to expire. It will work for Android and Apple users, wrote Matt Huffaker, assistant to the city manager, in an email. You can compile your receipts via the app, too. The capabilities of the application are touted on this video.
"You can add more time from your phone without having to physically go to the meter," said city Communications Manager Gayle Vassar.
The functionality is expected to be in place by the end of the month.