The police smashed two illegal parking stalls in the "Bawenlou" area of Jordan yesterday (24th). They were suspected of occupying parking meters for rent. It is estimated that the monthly income is more than 300,000 yuan. One of the stalls is operated by the "hereditary" of three grandchildren. For more than 30 years, it can be seen that the problems of parking parties and watch tyrants in the region have been around for a long time.
According to the information on the Transport Department's website, there are currently about 100 metered positions on the site.
The reporter discovered this afternoon that most of the meters entered the meter at the same time, and no one entered the meter after the time expired, or was handled uniformly.
Some car owners in the neighborhood said that in the early years they had witnessed parking parties occupying two or three street parking meters. They even pointed out that there were many luxury houses nearby and there were insufficient parking spaces. They would also park on the site.
In addition, many parking meters are used by garages for a long time.
There are about 100 metered meters in the area of "Bawenlou" in Jordan. The reporters have seen that most of the meter entry times are the same this afternoon, and no one enters the meter after that time.
(Photo by Lin Langtian)
According to the information on the Transport Department's website, there are a total of 101 meter spaces in Man Cheong Street, Man Wai Street, Man Hui Street, Man Ying Street and Man Yuen Street.
The open space next to Bawen Building is the Wenhui Street Car Park. The monthly rent for fixed parking spaces is RMB 4,400, and the monthly rent for non-fixed parking spaces is RMB 3,200. The monthly rent for illegal parking stalls smashed by the police is RMB 2,700 to 2,800, with a difference of at least RMB 400, plus the problem of insufficient parking spaces. , Car owners are rushing.
Police smashed two illegal parking stalls in the area of "Bawenlou" yesterday.
(Photo by Lin Langtian)
Ms. Liang, the owner of the car in the neighborhood, said that two years ago, he had witnessed a man and a middle-aged woman speaking Mandarin occupy two or three street parking spaces and charged the car owner 20 yuan for parking. There was also a notebook to record the license plate and the vehicle. Parking location.
She said that there are many luxury houses nearby, and their parking spaces are in short supply, so they will also use the parking spaces from Wenchang Street to Wenhui Street.
Recently, there are frequent police patrols in the area to drive off vehicles or warn vehicle owners that they may tow the vehicle. Illegal business activities have decreased, and criminals may move their positions.
She will not stop driving because of insufficient parking spaces or illegal parking problems. She will choose to park her car on a further street, reluctantly claiming that it will have a certain impact on her life.
Mr. Chen, the car owner who visited nearby, said that it was “difficult to find a seat”, but because he did not go there often, “I don’t want to harass me and I don’t want to do anything about the parking party.” The owner of the car who also visited Mr. Yan While circling around the "Ba Wen Lou", no parking meters were found. He said that many parking meters were occupied by garages. He had also heard about parking parties in Tsim Sha Tsui.
A car owner said that there are many garages around the "Bawenlou", and the garage will use metered parking spaces to park work cars. This is the culture of the old district, not a watch tyrant.
He believes that poor planning has caused a shortage of parking spaces. He has not heard of illegal parking stalls operated by a group. He witnessed the arrest yesterday. The arrested persons are people from neighbourhoods and real estate shops.