Carparks may become less relevant: Panel

Panellists point to advent of driverless vehicles and uncertainty over car ownership amid evolving policy

It is a question that might sound preposterous to any driver who has ever circled a carpark looking for a vacant spot, but it is one urban planners and developers are increasingly grappling with: Are too many carparks being built here?

At the heart of the dilemma is the uncertainty over the impact on car ownership of future public transport infrastructure and - more importantly - driverless cars.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Carparks may become less relevant: Panel'. Print Edition | Subscribe