Nearly 10,000 parking spaces to be added this year
The Xiamen Municipal Government recently announced that new public parking facilities in Xiamen must reserve a minimum of 20% of total parking places for electric vehicles.
The reserved spaces will have to have an electric vehicle charging point or be able to have one installed.
This year, Xiamen will build multiple new public parking facilities in key areas such as neighborhoods, transportation hubs, schools, hospitals, and scenic spots.
To increase the supply of parking spaces, Xiamen is expected to complete a total of 28 new parking projects, which will add 9807 spaces in total, and continue to develop 14 former projects, which will add 7104 new spaces.
Additionally, the government will set up five temporary parking lots on its reserve land where there are no construction plans.
The government will also promote the construction of 'Park and Ride' parking lots to ease the transport pressure in the downtown district.