Re­duc­ing park­ing bays in KL build­ings will work if pub­lic trans­port is good

New Straits Times - - Letters -

busi­ness ar­eas.

Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Tengku Ad­nan Tengku Man­sor an­nounced the pos­si­bil­ity of elim­i­nat­ing park­ing bays in build­ings in the city area to re­duce traf­fic.

MCM hopes City Hall would scru­ti­nise pub­lic trans­porta­tion for ef­fi­ciency, safety, con­nec­tiv­ity, af­ford­abil­ity and con­ve­nience, be­fore tak­ing such a mea­sure.

In Lon­don and Tokyo, com­muters opt for pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

They are likely to change the way they com­mute if fa­cil­i­ties are avail­able to them.

Do­ing away with park­ing in build­ings may hold ben­e­fits, but only in the fu­ture when a pub­lic trans­porta­tion in­fras­truc­ture blue­print has been fully re­alised.

Ac­tions and de­ci­sions made to­day will en­sure the vi­a­bil­ity of our to­mor­row.

DARSHAN SINGH DHILLON,

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