Tweak Park & Ride scheme to discourage misuse

I am one of the motorists who use the Park & Ride scheme ("End of the road for Park & Ride scheme?"; last Friday).

Although a minority of motorists use the scheme, it certainly does not justify abandoning it altogether.

I agree that, as with any other scheme, this should be up for review.

Scrapping it just because it is not fully utilised does not make sense. Whether it is to serve Park & Ride users or not, those 4,700 parking spaces will still be there.

Given the limited and expensive parking in town, and Electronic Road Pricing charges, motorists would still need to park at the nearest MRT carpark.

Scrapping it just because it is not fully utilised does not make sense. Whether it is to serve Park & Ride users or not, those 4,700 parking spaces will still be there.

Hence, the solution is to tweak this scheme to make it economically viable for the operator and discourage misuse: Do away with the $40 travel card and restrict the scheme to Mondays to Fridays.

Paying $70 strictly for off-peak parking is equitable and reasonable.

Douglas Chua Hock Lye

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2016, with the headline 'Tweak Park & Ride scheme to discourage misuse'. Print Edition | Subscribe