FOLLOWING a three-month delay, Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) will finally implement its two-hour parking limit in six areas starting Sept 1.
The areas – mostly involving commercial centres – are in USJ10, SS12, SS15, USJ21, Bandar Puteri Puchong and Jalan Kenari in Puchong, Selangor.
In announcing this, Subang Jaya mayor Datuk Johary Anuar said 1,895 parking bays had been painted with orange lines to alert motorists about the two-hour limit, with more bays to be added.
Existing disabled parking spots are excluded from the new limit.
“With this, the one-hour parking spots that were previously initiated would be abolished,” said Johary at the launch at MBSJ headquarters in USJ5.
Also present were his deputy Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali and MBSJ councillors.
StarMetro reported in February that MBSJ would introduce a two-hour limit for street parking from June 1 to free up parking space in high-traffic areas.
However, the implementation was postponed at the eleventh hour because the Selangor government had yet to approve and gazette the amendment to the Road Transport Order (Parking Space Allocation) MBSJ 2022.
The city council said it was preparing 2,106 two-hour parking bays out of the estimated 45,000 bays in all commercial areas within its jurisdiction.
Johary said the parking fee for the orange bays was set at 50sen for the first half hour, with a maximum time limit of two hours.
“There will be a cooling-off period of an hour before motorists are allowed to re-park at these bays.”
He stressed that the cooling-off period applied across all six areas with the parking time limit.
For example, if a vehicle owner has occupied the full limit at a two-hour parking bay in SS15, they must wait an hour before parking in another bay with the limit in Jalan Kenari.
“The two-hour limit will not affect owners of shophouses or other premises renting parking bays on a yearly basis,” the mayor clarified.
The six areas picked for this initiative experience high traffic.
MBSJ said motorists could start paying the two-hour parking fees using the Smart Selangor app from Sept 1.
Other apps such as Flexi Parking, JomParking as well as ewallets such as Boost, Touch ‘n Go, KK Mart and Setel will be integrated later.
“Those without smartphones, can go to Smart Selangor ecoupon providers at convenience stores.” said Johary.
He added that MBSJ teams would patrol the areas and vehicles exceeding the time limit would be towed.