Paid parking in schools supports car-lite goals

Imposing parking charges in schools for teachers, if implemented, would be fair and would support the Government's drive for Singapore to go car-lite ("MOE reviewing free school parking"; Jan 8).

In fact, the Government can do a lot more and not just look at parking within schools.

Currently, motorists, including drivers of commercial vehicles, park for free along housing estates, causing congestion and obstruction.

Aren't the Land Transport Authority and the Urban Redevelopment Authority forgoing government revenue by not imposing parking charges on these roads?

If parking charges are imposed, would it not discourage car ownership and usage, and hence, reduce demand for cars, lower certificate of entitlement prices and create a greener environment for all?

Phang Fook Ghay