City Plans to do Another Round of Parking Fee Increase
In efforts to relieve traffic congestion even further Shenzhen officials are again planning to increase parking fees around the city. The fees will increase costs for drivers and the proposed plan will be released soon and will be open for public opinions.
The city transportation commission leader Huang Min said that from January to July the average speeds of vehicles during rush hours is 29.5 kilometers per hour in the morning and 28.2 kilometers per hour in the evening and these average are a little faster than the average speeds in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. Huang also said that the city released around 24 measures that help relieve traffic congestion from constructing more parking facilities, developing public transportation and increasing parking fees.
Huang also said that the city is not considering restricting license plate registrations just as Shanghai and Guangzhou did to help ease traffic congestions on their city streets even when the number of registered vehicles in Shenzhen have reached 2 million in February. Traffic police also said that Shenzhen have not considered restrictions for license plates but several local car dealers were detained for spreading false rumors of the restrictions to improve car sales.
Police found that some dealerships spread rumors to customers would restrict license plates starting September, with some dealers extending their service hours and canceled promotions to create a false phenomenon. This deceptive methods increased transactions until late last month.