A Surrey travel card would work on the same principle as an Oyster card. It will offer a quicker stress free way to pay for parking across the county.
It can be used across all Districts and Boroughs. It will change emphasis from partrolling car parking for offenders to promoting payment for parking in advance by adding credit to the card. The advantage of D&B all signing up to using a travel card for parking is that it will cut administration costs as can be managed at one central point. The reduced cost of managing parking services will cover the cost of offering discounts to organisations that provide community services, such as Voluntary Sector or Council Services. This will improve the ability to access and provide services to people in the community without the stress of finding and having to pay for parking at the point of parking.