No green light yet for parking limit in Shah Alam

Nor Fuad: 67 bays in Section 9, Setia Alam and Section 25 have been identified for the two-hour parking limit.

SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) is awaiting the state government’s approval to gazette streets designated for the two-hour parking system in the Selangor capital.

“We have submitted the proposal to the state government,” said Shah Alam mayor Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid.

“A total of 67 bays at selected roads in Section 9, Setia Alam and Section 25 have been identified for the two-hour parking system.

“Even with the selected roads gazetted for two-hour parking, there is still ample parking space along other roads that won’t be gazetted.”

He said this after chairing MBSA’s full board meeting in Wisma MBSA, Shah Alam.

Several councils in Selangor have implemented a two-hour system (or hot zone parking) in commercial areas to free up parking space, particularly near banks.

Subang Jaya City Council introduced it at six commercial centres in September 2022.

This year, Petaling Jaya City Council implemented it in Section 52, Kajang Municipal Council in Jalan Tun Abdul Aziz and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council in Jalan Memanda.

At the full board meeting, MBSA councillor Muhammad Izuan Ahmad Kasim suggested that two more departments be included as standing committee members in the One-Stop Centre (OSC) committee meetings.

“We are considering the inclusion of the Urban Trans-port Division and Environ-mental Health Department.

“It is high time the recommendations and comments from these two departments are included, in view of development projects in densely populated areas as well as health- related issues,” said the mayor.

For example, he said there were a number of transit-oriented development (TOD) projects linked to the upcoming LRT3 rail project that is expected to be completed next year.

“These TOD developments are located within a 400m radius of the LRT3 project, particularly near Stadium Shah Alam and Persiaran Dato Menteri,” added Nor Fuad.

“There are also proposals from developers to build assisted living centres for senior citizens.

“Having the Urban Transport Divsion included in OSC committee meetings will allow its representatives to give input on matters such as micro-mobility access and dedicated lanes for disabled users.

“Meanwhile, the Environ-mental Health Department representative can provide updates from the Selangor Health Department and advice on vector-borne diseases,” he said, adding that prior to this, the two departments were not directly involved in OSC committee meetings, hence certain matters would take a longer time if they required feedback from the departments.

In welcoming Muhammad Izuan’s suggestion, the mayor said the next step would be to look into existing guidelines set by the Local Government Development Ministry and table a paper to include the Urban Transport Division and Environmental Health Department in future OSC committee meetings.

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