Straits Times Forum
Apr 23, 2012
Measures in place to help season parking motorists enter carparks
THE majority of our carparks with the electronic parking system allow cars to enter even when the carpark is full (‘Electronic parking’ by Mr Leong Sze Hian; April 14). A signboard at the gantry will state that it is full, and request motorists to leave the carpark within the 10-minute grace period.
n a small number of carparks, entry is disallowed when the carpark is full. Such carparks are usually located near amenities such as hawker centres in neighbourhood or town centres. Motorists tend to park indiscriminately within these carparks and wait for parking spaces, even when they are full. This causes congestion and inconveniences other motorists within the carpark.
We understand the need for season parking ticket holders to gain smooth entry into carparks. Hence, we have implemented several measures to enable them to do so, where site conditions permit. For instance, at some carparks, we have constructed an added dedicated lane for season parking ticket holders. For carparks with more than one set of entry and exit points, we will also consider converting one of the entry points for dedicated use by season parking motorists.
When the carpark is full, we appeal to motorists to park at nearby carparks so as not to cause congestion along the roads.
Chua Peng Kok
Acting Deputy Director, Car Parks
Housing & Development Board