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Parking Meter


Ma regaining support of Taiwan public

I refer to the report ('Taiwanese no longer believe in president', June 2).

Saturday, 5 June, 2010, 12:00am

Inflexible rule costing Government money

The section of the Transport Department in charge of public parking is guilty of serious policy errors, and a waste of resources.

10 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Parking-meter policy must be more flexible

Why is the Transport Department dragging its heels about parking-meter improvements?

About a year ago, an official of the department wrote to these columns saying plans were in place to provide flexible parking times for street meters once the old-style coin meters were replaced by the new digital, card-operated meters.

3 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Octopus card trial for parking meters

I refer to the letter headlined 'User loses time' (South China Morning Post, May 28) on the use of parking meters.

On-street metered parking spaces are designed to discourage long-term parking.

20 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

User loses time

In the past year or so, it seems all the parking meters in Hong Kong have been converted from taking coins to using pre-paid cards.

I find this more convenient than carrying lots of coins for feeding parking meters, although even more convenient would be the use of Octopus cards.

28 May 2001 - 12:00am

Better use of space

I refer to the letter from Todd Harding headlined 'Pointless charges', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on March 9.

The parking meter expansion programme and extension of the meter charge to Sundays and public holidays is being implemented by the Transport Department.

3 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Meters on street

I refer to the letter from Candy Tam headlined, 'Parking meters still not installed' (South China Morning Post, July 1).

Ms Tam was concerned about the number of cars parked, free of charge, with idling engines in Lung King Street, near the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre.

I am pleased to inform Ms Tam that the meters were installed on Monday.

14 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Parking meters

Thank you for Candy Tam's letter, 'End free parking on street' (South China Morning Post, January 11), which suggests the metering of parking spaces along the section of Lung King Road. As the proposal will help regulate the use of parking spaces and is considered acceptable, we will consult relevant parties and implement the proposal if no objection is received.

24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Parking fee system obsolete and outmoded

It looks like the year 2000 will bring us hapless denizens of Hong Kong more taxes and higher fees, to judge by the loud whispers from our financial viziers.

Obviously, the Financial Secretary will be casting his net over wider circles in order to ensnare more taxpayers.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Bike meters 'logistical headache'

Installing parking meters for motorcycles creates logistical problems, an official told Legco yesterday.

Commissioner for Transport Robert Footman thinks motorcyclists should pay to park in busy streets.

But he said the bikes could easily be moved and riders might swap their bikes with ones parked where meter charges had been paid.

8 Dec 1999 - 12:00am