Over 2.7 million fixed penalty notices on illegal parking issued last yearHong Kong | 16 Jun 2021 5:55 pm
Police had issued over 2.7 million fixed penalty notices on illegal parking last year, according to figures provided by secretary for transport and housing Frank Chan Fan.
Around 1.4 million fixed penalty notices were issued in 2019, which marked a 90 percent increase compared to the number of fixed penalty notices recorded in 2020.
There were some 800,000 registered vehicles as of December in 2020, meaning 3.4 fixed penalty notices were issued to each vehicle on average last year.
Chan cited the numbers when replying to questions on supply of car parking space by lawmaker Frankie Yick Chi-ming.
The figures also saw a serious lack of parking spaces for motorcycles, with there being only one parking space for every 1.77 motorcycles in the city.
For coaches and non-franchised public buses, there was one parking space for every 1.6 buses.
Chan said the Transport Department understood that there is a great demand for on-street night-time commercial vehicles parking spaces, and will continue to actively identify locations for provision of such parking spaces.
Yet the department could not make a precise projection on the number of parking spaces in the next few years, as the progress in the provision of new parking space hinge on a host of factors, like views of nearby residents, Chan pointed out.