Reconsider move towards shrinking of carparks

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has said in Parliament that there could be less space for parking and parking charges will likely be increased ("Driving to a future with fewer cars"; April 13).

As it is, the carparks islandwide - be it in the heartland, shopping malls, Central Business District and even the hospitals - are unable to cope with the car population.

For instance, whenever I visit the market at Block 409 in Ang Mo Kio or the one at Kovan Centre, usually between 9am and 10am on Sundays, all the parking spaces are taken up.

This situation is the same when I visit Tan Tock Seng Hospital for my appointments.

The measures may be to help Singaporeans reduce their reliance on cars but the people most affected will be those in the middle-income group, who will greatly feel the pinch.

It is already very frustrating to have a car and not be able to find a parking space. Please do not aggravate the problem.

Neo Poh Goon