Electronic parking

Straits Times Forum

April 14, 2012

‘When hourly parking spaces are full, the barrier does not open and results in a traffic jam.’

MR LEONG SZE HIAN: ‘More HDB carparks are being converted to the Electronic Parking System. However, the new system causes problems in single gantry carparks when the hourly parking spaces are full – the barrier does not open, and this results in a traffic jam. This is because motorists seeking season parking spaces are also denied entry as they are blocked by the cars in front. The barrier should open to allow all cars to enter, whether they are heading for hourly or season parking spaces. After all, there is a 10-minute grace period, which allows motorists to drop off passengers, and will also put an end to the traffic jam at the barrier.’

About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.