The move has been suggested by Kuala Lumpur mayor, Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, who is under the impression that reducing parking spots in the city will encourage an increase in public transport users – particularly so with the arrival of the MRT line (mass rapid transit), which is expected to be completed by 2016.
The Sun Daily quoted Ahmad Phesal to say that, “We also hope that by doing this we can inculcate a pedestrian culture among city residents, and that this move will help higher ridership in public transport, especially with the expected completion of the mass rapid transit (MRT) in 2016.”
It’s no surprise that there’s a very high level of vehicle ownership throughout the Klang Valley, and that’s believed to be the cause of the recent increase in traffic jams throughout.
But do you think that reducing parking spots in KL city will help improve this? Or will it only create more confusion for travelling motorist who now have fewer places to park?