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LCQ11: Parking spaces for motorcycles

     Following is a question by the Hon Lau Wong-fat and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, at the Legislative Council meeting today (February 16):


     Regarding the situation of parking spaces for motorcycles, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the total number of open parking spaces for motorcycles in Hong Kong that are managed by the Government at present, and among them, the respective numbers of metered and free parking spaces; and

(b) whether the Government has considered converting all the public parking spaces for motorcycles to metered ones; if not, of the reasons for that?



     My reply to the two parts of the question is as follows:

(a) Currently, there are about 7,700 publicly-managed open on-street motorcycle parking spaces in the territory.  All of them are free of charge.

(b) The installation of parking meters at on-street parking spaces is for traffic management reasons, so as to meet the need for short-term parking.  We are of the view that based on the current on-street parking situation, as well as resource allocation and enforcement consideration, it does not warrant the management of motorcycle parking spaces by charging.  The Transport Department will continue to monitor the situation of on-street motorcycle parking, and will conduct a review when necessary.

Ends/Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Issued at HKT 12:01


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