26 Dec '11, 10pm

Car park crunch: More radical solutions needed, say experts

Car park crunch: More radical solutions needed, say experts

SINGAPORE: Even as the authorities look into the idea of mechanised car parks, some analysts pointed out the challenges - such as maintenance and costs - with such a system. Instead, they suggested more innovative ideas, including creating a private market for parking spaces and allocating different zones for vehicles of different sizes. National University of Singapore transport expert Lee Der Horng noted that it is "very common" in some cities in the United States to group cars of similar sizes together. Said Associate Professor Lee: "So the smaller cars are parked in the same zone, and it's the same for the sports utility vehicles (SUVs), for instance." Nanyang Technological University transport economist Michael Li has a more radical suggestion: Allocate each household with a car park lot and allow those who do not own any vehicles to "rent" out their lots to others, t...

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