Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, is mounting a major initiative to resolve a shortage of parking spaces in the city, with Guiyang Transportation Committee planning the rollout of a raft of public parking lots.
Under the plan, from 2021 to 2025 Guiyang will install about 100,000 new public parking spaces in the central urban area.
It is viewed that newly built communities have sufficient parking space that can meet their own needs but there is an imbalance in parking supply and demand in existing schools, hospitals, shopping malls and in older residential communities.
Li Ang, director of Guiyang Transportation Committee, said that construction of new parking facilities in areas with chronic parking problems would be increased.
Furthermore, the bureau will strengthen policy guarantees in planning, land use and civil air defense, enact measures to develop underground spaces, increase the proportion of public parking facilities and encourage private capital to invest in the construction of parking lots.
"In addition to the expansion and quality improvement of parking lots, Guiyang will also encourage government departments, government-affiliated institutions and enterprises to share parking resources, improve the informationization of parking facilities and regulate parking in accordance with the law," Li added.
To promote intelligent and coordinated parking resources in the city, the authorities will combine their resources.
Guiyang Transportation Committee, Guiyang Public Security and Traffic Management Bureau and Guiyang Bureau of Housing and Urban-rural Development will join forces to transmit parking lots data to Guiyang's parking lot administration platform.
They will accelerate data exchanges and sharing between bureaus, as well as realizing the full networking of parking information in Guiyang, so as to improve the efficiency of parking resources.
Law enforcement mechanisms to tackle illegal parking on roadways and sidewalks will be beefed up and publicity campaigns targeting residents will be carried out, to further improve public awareness and overall parking conditions in the city.