Would public transport be efficient enough that people wouldn't need to drive to and park in the city centre anymore?
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is still in the midst of studying the idea of doing away with parking bays for new buildings in the central business district, according to mayor Datuk Seri Amin Nordin Abd Aziz.
“It is still in the planning stage. It is being considered for future development," he said.
“After the mass rapid transit (MRT) line is completed, we would not need parking bays anymore,” he said at Menara DBKL after the DBKL Hari Pekerja celebrations.
Amin Nordin was commenting on reports that DBKL was looking at ways to disallow parking bays in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and encourage people to use public transportation.
Asked whether the move would affect shopping malls and other commercial buildings, he repeated that the idea was still being studied.
Previously, Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor had said that not having parking bays in buildings had become a trend in developed cities around the world. He commented that Kuala Lumpur would follow suit.
The idea has been brought up by DBKL several times over the past few years.