It’s only the beginning of the morning but the parking lots on Phuong Mai street in Hanoi are full.
A service launched two years to help drivers find parking lots via an app had fallen short of expectations in Hanoi, reported Kinh Te & Do Thi (Economy & City) newspaper.
In an effort to find parking space, Hanoi is planning to ask people owning downtown properties to find space for parking lots.
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has sent an urgent message to 24 districts to shut down most parking lots using pavements by the end of March.
Multiple transportation firms have proposed reducing the number of Build – Operate – Transfer (BOT) toll stations as well as road maintenance fees by 30 percent.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has launched an online information-sharing platform, allowing commuters to monitor traffic in real time and report congestion or other infrastructure incidents to authorities via their smartphones.
Ho Chi Minh City has plans to make more than 220 hectares (544 acres), or nearly a fifth of its downtown area, exclusive to pedestrians, but experts are questioning the effects of the switch and the challenges it will pose for residents.
Many pavements in Hanoi were cleared of encroachments on March 10, the first day of a campaign that targets removing illegally parked cars, shops, extended canopies and other obstructions.
Some 463 taxi drivers in Hanoi have had their badge revoked for violating a regulation on driving time set by the municipal Department of Transport.
The Southern Airports Transport Corporation has proposed a multi-story parking structure where passengers can leave their vehicles and take shuttle buses to Tan Son Nhat Airport.
Traffic deaths on land, rail and water in the first four months of this year decreased by 30 percent against the same period last year, the National Committee for Traffic Safety announced on May 17.
Ho Chi Minh authorities will restrict the use of personal vehicles and halve the number of streets on which parking lots are operating, said an official of the city Transport Department.
The re-arrangement of parking lots in Hanoi and HCM city needs to be done step by step, transport officials said.