App mobility aid

Photo: ODT files
Photo: ODT files
A new app allowing people with restricted mobility to more easily find disabled car parks and dob in those using them illegally has spread to Wellington.

Already launched in Christchurch on October 1, the Access Aware app allows users to share information about where handy ‘‘mobility parks’’ are located.

But it also allows them to fire off alerts when they see ‘‘parking cheats’’ taking advantage of the parks simply to get closer to the shops.

If the alert is about a public mobility car park, it buzzes through to parking inspectors with the Christchurch and Wellington City Councils. 

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