Field trial of New Parking Meter System Trial Scheme to start in Sai Kung and Wan Chai next week
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Transport Department (TD) today (August 8) announced that under the New Parking Meter System Trial Scheme, field trial in Sai Kung and Wan Chai will be carried out from 10am next Tuesday (August 15) and next Friday (August 18) respectively until early 2018.
A total of 20 new parking meters, comprising 10 dual-bay parking meters and 10 quad-bay parking meters, covering about 60 parking spaces at 94-120 Man Nin Street in Sai Kung and 7-9 Oi Kwan Road in Wan Chai will be involved (see Annex I).
During the Trial Scheme, new parking meters (see Annex II) will accept the use of contactless credit cards enabled with the Visa payWave, MasterCard Contactless and UnionPay QuickPass functions supporting offline payment transactions for payment of parking fees, in addition to Octopus.
Motorists can as usual select their parking spaces, parking times and payment means, and then tap their payment cards on the new parking meters for paying the parking fees by following the instructions shown on the new parking meters. The mode of operation of the new parking meters, including the charging rates, the period of operation, the longest parking period allowed and the vehicle types allowed, will remain unchanged.
However, to prevent motorists from paying parking fees during the non-operating period (i.e. the free parking period), the new parking meters will not accept payment of parking fees during this period until two hours, one hour or half an hour (whichever is equivalent to the longest parking period of the parking meter concerned) prior to the commencement of the operating period. For example, a two-hour parking meter operating from 8am to midnight on weekdays will not accept payment of a parking fee from midnight until two hours prior to commencement of its operating period, i.e.
6am, which would enable a motorist in need to make advance payment of the parking fee before the operating period of the parking meter starts (i.e. 8am).
Indications will be provided on the kerbside next to the metered parking spaces and at the back of the new parking meters to assist motorists in locating the corresponding new parking meters for paying parking fees (see Annex III).
Motorists may call the service hotline of the contractor of the TD for enquiries related to the operation of the new parking meters. The service hotline will be displayed on the new parking meters. For other enquiries, please call the TD at 2804 2600.
Details of the field trial in Sai Kung and Wan Chai under the Trial Scheme will be available on the department's website (http://www.td.gov.hk/" target="_blank">www.td.gov.hk).
Published on: 2017-08-08
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