More designated parking spaces for the disabled needed
Despite the new rules that enables disabled people to get designated parking spaces, there were only a few areas that they can park. The traffic police bureau made a ruling that required all public car parks with more than 65 parking spaces must have parking spaces designated for disabled use.
Handicapped drivers and passengers can then access the spaces by showing their certificates to parking authorities. Cars parks that fail to provide any space for the disabled after a given period of time will be fine 100 yuan a day. So far car parks located in the Civic Center, Wuzhou Guest House and the Nanshan District People’s Hospital have already complied with the new ruling and set spaces for the disabled.
Other car parks that are frequently visited by the disables have yet to comply. Car parks in the Beijing University, Shenzhen Hospital and Shenzhen university are still planning to set aside spaces for they disabled visitors. Car parks located near office buildings and hotels don’t have any spaces set aside for the handicapped and so far they haven’t been fined.
Some disabled people are complaining saying that they are still having hard time looking for any designated places for them and some are placed far away elevators and entrances that hey still need to walk further just to reach it.