Local Government to Impose Adjustment Fees at Parking Facilities

Local Government to Impose Adjustment Fees at Parking FacilitiesThe city local government is planning to impose adjustment fees at several non commercial parking facilities for all government agencies, enterprises and institutions along with commercial parking facilities to further ensure complete fairness in the implementation of the parking fee plans.

Parking spots at more than 800 noncommercial facilities represents about 10 percent of the million of parking spots that are found around the city. based on the revised plans that were improved after the first hearing, the Shenzhen Transportation Commission will be using a tiered fare system in charging parking adjustment fees. The fees will be charges every time a driver enters the parking lot, instead of taking into account on the length of time the drivers parked their vehicles. Rates will depend on the time and location on where the vehicle was parked.

Plan A are the most crowded areas in Luohu, Nanshan, Futian and Qianhai will be charged the maximum of 40 yuan for every entry in the parking lot. B areas such as Bao’an, Longgang, Guangming, Pingshan, Yantian, Longhua and Dapeng are charged with the maximum of 20 yuan for every entry. Fees in other spaces will be set at 10 yuan. These fees will e further lowered by 25 percent only if the driver enters or leaves during rush hour. While nonpeak periods the fees will be lowered 50 percent more.

Plan B consists of set price standard of 60, 30 and 15 yuan for every entry in different areas wherein drivers only needs to pay half of the fees when the enter or leave the parking lots during rush hours. Entering and leaving during nonpeak hours will get 25 percent less than the normal rate.

When either plans is used, the Shenzhen transportation commission has estimated 700,000 to 830,000 drivers will stop using their vehicles for commuting and will switch to using public transportation. The new plans are reasonable and practical and will be effective reducing traffic congestion in just two to three years. If either of the plans is adopted, Shenzhen transportation commission estimates that around 700,000 to 830,000 drivers will cease using their cars for commuting and switch to public transportation.

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