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CAR-SHARING operators’ three biggest bugbears are a need for parking spaces, unauthorised use of their designated lots and a lack of awareness about what they do.
Which is why Car-Sharing Association of Singapore president Lai Meng is encouraged after the Government announced last week that it will make available more parking lots in HDB estates for shared cars.
While high demand has made it very difficult for providers to secure spots near new public transport links in recent years, Lai said it is critical to provide shared cars near hubs like MRT stations as people who live nearby are less likely to own a vehicle.
The association has found that car-sharing locations near public transport hubs have the highest rate of use.
Lai said another challenge to tackle is unauthorised parking in shared car lots.
“If the next user coming to get the car cannot find it at the usual place, it compromises efficiency,” he said.
He added that there is also low awareness of car sharing – a membership service allowing people to share a fleet of different cars, with “pay-as-you drive” rates. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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