Taipei promoting month-to-month scooter parking move
By Dennis Xie / Employees author, with CNA
Scooter riders in Taipei can now pay NT$400 per thirty days for limitless parking in all the metropolis’s parking areas, the Taipei Parking Administration and Growth Workplace stated.
Transportation Administration Division part chief Lo Chih-hao (羅至浩) on Tuesday stated the workplace has launched two new scooter parking measures to decrease bills for riders.
The town fees NT$20 for scooter parking close to 16 designated procuring districts, based on the workplace’s Website online.
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The month-to-month parking move could be bought by filling out a kind on the workplace’s Website online, Lo stated, including that consumers will pay with money at designated parking tons or by means of the Pi cell pockets app or Autopass.
Individuals who pay digitally are to obtain a NT$100 low cost, he stated.
Passes for the next month can be out there to buy ranging from the twenty fifth of every month, Lo stated.
The workplace has discontinued its earlier three month-to-month passes, which allowed limitless scooter parking in areas close to the Neihu Science Park, Songshan Railway Station and Shilin Evening Market respectively, he stated.
The workplace additionally stated that ranging from Sep. 7, riders would solely be charged one parking charge per day, irrespective of what number of locations the identical scooter is parked.
Parking authorities are to examine a scooter’s plate quantity earlier than issuing a ticket to keep away from double billing, Lo stated.
The brand new measures profit scooter riders, because the month-to-month move permits individuals who experience day by day to cease receiving every day payments, whereas those that solely experience often, however journey between areas, would solely have to pay one charge as a substitute of NT$20 each time they park in a metropolis area, Taipei Division of Transportation Director Chen Hsueh-tai (陳學台) stated.
The coverage of not billing electrical scooters for parking stays in place as a part of town’s efforts to advertise inexperienced vitality, Lo stated.
Till the variety of registered electrical scooters exceeds 13.5 p.c of all registered scooters within the metropolis, electrical scooter parking would stay free to encourage individuals to exchange fuel-inefficient scooters with inexperienced ones, he stated.
The workplace began charging for scooter parking final yr to handle the big variety of scooters parked on metropolis streets, and began with 16 designated procuring districts, as the primary a part of a four-stage plan, he stated.
The aim is to cost for scooter parking in all places within the metropolis, he added.
The second stage is to start on Sept. 7, when the workplace is to cost for scooter parking in 6,500 areas close to MRT stations from Longshan Temple Station to Kunyang Station on the Bannan Line (Blue Line), Lo stated.
Parking areas in downtown areas alongside the Tamsui-Xinyi Line (Pink Line) can be included by the top of the yr, he added.
The third stage would develop paid parking to areas alongside fundamental roads within the metropolis, and the fourth section would add areas alongside minor roads to cowl all areas within the metropolis, he stated.
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