Shenzhen to Add More Measures to Further Relieve Traffic Congestion

Shenzhen to Add More Measures to Further Relieve Traffic CongestionDuring the second half of this year, Shenzhen will be using radio frequency based ID technology in collecting roadside parking fees and will stop using parking meters as part of their measures in relieving traffic congestion. Preparations are now being made for work on the roadside parking fee collection that is scheduled to be completed by September.

The city transportation commission is working on parking fee collection plans that have gotten significant amount of responses from the public. The RF identification will involve wireless non contact use of a electromagnetic radio frequency fields in transferring data for the purpose of automatically identifying and tracking tags that are attached to objects. The identification is highly confidential and can’t be forced easily. For the second half of this year, traffic police will be implementing 25 measures that will help reduce congestion including tightening of violation monitoring on CBDs roads and adding more patrol cars on major roads to help deal with accidents quickly. The city is also planning to give discounted fares to Metro passengers during morning rush hours to encourage more public commuting.

The city adds 300,000 more registered vehicles a year and the city is planning to focus in developing public transportation and build related facilities. The city will also implement administrative controls such as adjusting parking fees. Also the city has no plans in restrict the number of vehicle registrations as some cities have done.

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