Parking Fees Project to be Initiated
The city will be piloting a collection project of roadside parking fees in southern Futian District, Zhizilin in Futian, Tianbei in Luohu and in Nanshan’s CBD. A hearing will be arranged in the next few weeks that will discuss the adopting of the roadside parking fees before the new policy will be implemented.
Work on preparing on how to collect the roadside fees is already complete and that plans for roadside parking has been finalized and is ready for public hearing. A base for collection will be established and it will be using a radio frequency ID technology in collecting the fees. The collection is part of the plan and efforts to further reduce traffic congestion. The fees is meant to discourage any illegal roadside parking as many drivers take to park along roads which takes up road space therefore creating traffic and congestion.
Fees for a non business day will start at 2 yuan for the first 30 minutes then an additional 4 yuan for every thirty minutes after. Fees near crowded areas will be at 15 yuan from 7:30 am to 10 pm on business days and non business days. No fees will be collected for night parking from 10 pm to 7:15 am.