Flowbird Pay-By-Plate Pay Stations Launch in the City of New York

Modernized technology to aid users and promote sustainability.


The City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation have started the transition to pay-by-plate parking technology. Flowbird, the leader in curbside management and urban mobility solutions, is providing the hardware to upgrade over 14,000 pay-and-display parking meters citywide.

The upgraded pay stations, which span over 80,000 parking space throughout the City, will allow users to go paperless – entering their license plate number during their transaction instead of displaying a receipt on their dashboard.

Pay-by-plate parking makes paying for parking easier than ever in the City’s 5 boroughs. Along with removing the need to use paper receipts, the upgraded pay stations will include a large 9.7” full-color touch display that has the look and feel of a tablet, walking users step-by-step through the transaction process. The new pay stations offer multiple language options and the opportunity for contactless ‘tap and go’ credit card payments. All transactions from metered parking are consolidated into a single license-plate-based system for ease of management and enforcement.

Throughout the City, traditional ‘pay-and-display’ pay stations issue approximately eight miles of paper receipts daily. Transitioning to the pay-by-plate model curbs the carbon footprint, lessens maintenance and repair requirements, and contributes to cleaner streets with reduced litter.

We are honored to collaborate with NYC DOT on the implementation of the largest pay-by-plate program in the world, marking a significant milestone in effortless mobility,” said Benoit Reliquet, President of Flowbird America,

In conjunction with the ParkNYC mobile app, this advanced solution highlights our dedication to providing seamless, user-friendly experiences while prioritizing sustainability. We believe that by embracing cutting-edge technology, we can create a more efficient and environmentally-conscious urban landscape for generations to come.

Installation of the new pay stations kicked off on May 8 th in Northern Manhattan. The retrofitted upgrades will continue into next year, extending to the rest of Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

About Flowbird

Flowbird US LogoFlowbird solutions are used in 4,350 cities in 80 countries to make journeys effortless.

Our relentless desire to enable mobility, through frictionless technology, which gives back time to us all, is the driving force behind our innovations. We are dedicated to complete, data-led solutions, which can be used to inform mobility policy and make a positive impact.


There are no comments yet for this item

Join the discussion

You can only add a comment when you are logged in. Click here to login