Better to entice people to use public transport than force them

Singapore is already one of the most, if not the most, expensive places to own a car. This alone has drawn a lot of complaints from the public.

Hence, having fewer and pricier parking spaces will create an even more negative reaction ("Fewer, pricier parking spaces to deter driving?"; April 21).

If the goal is to decrease the use of private transport, the only other option would be public transport.

However, with the frequent rail disruptions, people are concerned about the reliability of public transport.

Would it not be better if the infrastructure and support for public transport were revamped or improved first, enticing people to take this option, rather than to introduce policies that force people to abandon the use of cars just because it is too expensive to do so?

Marcus Ong Cheng