Monday, October 26, 2009
Inadequate parking for visitors at HDB estates
A few days ago, Today paper printed my letter regarding inadequate parking spaces for visitors at HDB estates, when many spaces are reserved for residents and are unused during the day.
HDB has replied that they have to strike a balance between the needs of residents and visitors. I hope that the person who replies for the HDB are aware of the following:
a) The inadequate spaces for visitors occur in many HDB estates
b) The situation has worsened during the past one or two years due to the expansion in car population
c) It is glaring to see many "reserved spaces" that are underutilised during the day
The HDB reply said that the spaces have to be reserved for residents at night. Surely, they can make the reserved spaces available for vistiors during the day (i.e. before 7 pm) rather than kept underutilised?
I hope that our planners will open up their minds and also visit the parking lots to get a feel of the actual situation.
Tan Kin Lian