New season parking ticket for motorcyclists from Jan 1, 2015

New season parking ticket for motorcyclists from Jan 1, 2015

SINGAPORE - Motorcyclists will be able to use a new season parking ticket from Jan 1, 2015, the Housing Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said on Wednesday.


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Here is the joint-statement from HDB and URA:

NEW SEASON PARKING SCHEME FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

At this year's Committee of Supply (COS), Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan announced that the Government will provide greater help to individuals who rely on motorcycles for their work.

In July, per-minute parking for motorcycles was implemented in the Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) car parks with the Electronic Parking System (EPS).

On 1 Jan 2015, HDB and URA will introduce a Concessionary Season Parking Ticket for Motorcycles (CSPT), which allows short-term parking at motorcycle lots in HDB and URA car parks island-wide1, for a flat monthly fee.

The CSPT will make parking more affordable for motorcyclists, especially despatch and delivery riders who need to frequent several car parks daily during the course of their work. At $20 per month, the CPST allows holders to park at all HDB and URA1 car parks for the whole day. Motorcyclists with an existing HDB Season Parking Ticket (SPT) will have the option of topping up their existing ticket by $3 or $52. Annex A illustrates the potential savings that motorcyclists can enjoy with the CSPT.

To be eligible for the CSPT, motorcyclists must meet the following criteria:

a) Be an HDB resident (i.e. owner, authorised occupier or approved subtenant of an HDB flat; or subtenant of room; or owner/tenant of an HDB shop with living quarters);

b) Hold a valid HDB motorcycle SPT for their HDB flat/HDB shop with living quarters;

c) The motorcycle is Singapore-registered;

d) The motorcycle is owned by the CSPT holder, or in the case of a company-registered motorcycle, be assigned to the CSPT holder; and

e) Each eligible motorcyclist can only hold one CSPT at a time.

To ensure that residents' parking needs continue to be met, CSPT holders will only be allowed to park in the white lots of HDB car parks which they are not registered in. CSPT holders will still be able to park in the reserved red lots at their registered car park. As the motorcycle lots in URA car parks are limited and well used, CSPT holders will have to share the use of the lots with short-term users on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The CSPT can be purchased via HDB e-Services or at HDB Branches from 1 Jan 2015.

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