Parking Fees at Commercial Parking Spaces to be Increased
The city transport commission is planning to increase the charges at commercial parking facilities in the city. although the commission hasn’t announced the amount but emphasized the extra fees as administration charges which will be collected and used to develop public transportation. Parking facilities located at residential areas will not be affected by the price increase.
The transport commission believes that the increase will discourage people from using their cars which in turn push them to use public transportation thus relieving traffic jams and hopefully improve air quality. During rush hour a car moves at an average speed of 22 kilometers an hour which the commission says is equal to a slight traffic jam.
The new 24 hour parking fee will now cost 60 yuan at maximum significantly less than Beijing that charges 134 yuan, shanghai is at 240 yuan and Guangzhou at 28 yuan. Parking fees will be based by location therefore is different from each other. The commission has categorized local districts and the new areas into three classes. Class One area are Futian, Nanshan and Luohu which is more expensive to park in. parking prices will also differ and depends in the time of the day and the day of the week. Prices will be higher for work days and holidays.