More car parks urged
By NAOMI LEE
MORE multi-storey and underground car parks are needed to cope with the shortage of parking spaces in the territory, district board members and transport groups say.
Their calls come as the Government prepares to release its recommendations on improving parking for all types of vehicles.
The results are based on a two-year Parking Demand Study.
The study, due in two weeks, has identified Hong Kong east, Yau Tsim Mong and Kwai Tsing as the districts which badly need more parking spaces.
Details of the proposals are being finalised.
Transport Department figures show 2,706 on-street and 27,863 off-street parking spaces were available for heavy goods vehicles and container trucks in 1991.
But up to 1994, 62,248 vehicles of this group were licensed.
Private cars, vans and light goods vehicles were allocated 13,215 on-street and 362,550 off-street parking spaces in 1991 - a total of 375,765 spaces - but the number of licensed vehicles in that group had risen to 416,997.