Forum: Differential parking rates help manage peak-hour demand

A sign board on the parking rates at a carpark.
A sign board on the parking rates at a carpark.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Differential parking charges are implemented to manage the high demand for short-term parking spaces and encourage higher turnover of vehicles during peak hours (Why allow peak-hour parking fees?, Dec 27, 2019).

In this way, more motorists will be able to use the carpark when demand peaks at certain hours. Season parking ticket holders are not affected by peak-hour charges.

Signs can be found on the gantry barrier at such public carparks to indicate that peak-hour charges apply.

Motorists can refer to the carpark signboards, and online at HDB InfoWeb and URA Space, for the peak-hour parking rates.

Marie Lim Puay See

Director (Car Parks)

Housing and Development Board

Tan Lay Choon

Director (Car Parks, Administration and Policies)

Urban Redevelopment Authority

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline 'Differential parking rates help manage peak-hour demand'. Subscribe