City to Start Collecting Parking Fees
The traffic safety management authority issued a regulation that submitted a proposal that will start charging for roadside parking that is currently being reviewed by the city’s legislature. Parking fees will be determined before the year ends. Funds generated by the fees will be used in developing public transport and facilities.
The drafted regulation will also end the illegal parking near trunk roads and busy secondary trunk roads in the city. Car parks that are found in urban villages and residential communities will be under the supervision and management of the city traffic administration, plans for a self help parking fee collection network will also be introduced in the next couple of years.
To control traffic congestion the city is also upgrading public transportation development. By 2015 the city will have constructed more than 700 kilometers of bus lanes and around 500 kilometers of bicycle tracks that will hopefully be financed by the collected parking fees.