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HOW MUCH SPACE DOES CAR PARKING TAKE UP?

Transit Jam’s 2020 Forum, Rethinking “Vehicles First” will run on 17 September: here’s a teaser question to get the conversation moving ahead of the event.

There’s 675,264 car parking spaces in Hong Kong, occupying 844 hectares: a space which, if laid out flat, would take up most of downtown Hong Kong Island and a large chunk of Kowloon.

If private car advocates are successful with their proposed increase in the parking ratio to 2006 levels – 1.5 spaces for every vehicle, then the total parking space required, including for trucks and coaches, would be 1,400 hectares – equivalent to adding the rest of Kowloon peninsula to the space above.

Which raises the question: does Hong Kong have a land supply problem? Or a car problem?

Join the conversation at our annual forum, Rethinking “Vehicles First”, an interactive online event kindly supported by Buro Happold.

Register at transitjam2020.eventbrite.hk and we’ll see you on 17 September, 3-5pm, Hong Kong!

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