KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — A local company has developed a mobile application aimed at facilitating a hassle-free car parking, enabling drivers to find and book parking spaces in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
With 2.1 million private cars commuting into the city centre daily and the worsening parking problem, the application developed by Bayz Parking is claimed able to connect drivers looking for parking with car park operators.
“The average time drivers spent looking for parking each day in the city is 25 minutes and there are 2.5 million cars at the parking areas in the city each day,” Bayz Parking co-founder Scoot Badger told Bernama after speaking at the ‘Urban Car Parking Mega Trends’ session at the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) here today.
According to Badger, there are 915,000 parking bays in the city that are not under the jurisdiction of the local government authority non-council parking spaces and estimated that there is about 1.7 million more parking space in the metropolitan city.
“Many condominium residents in the city areas have one or more parking spaces that they do not use. We should utilise those parking spaces,” he said.
Besides helping to reduce parking problems, he said, the application, which is said to be the first in Malaysia, would help Kuala Lumpur to reduce the use of parking tickets, as drivers would get access to parking supplied by host partners, such as hotels, condominiums and condominium residents.
Currently, the application can be used only at several locations, including Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and a few places in Kuala Lumpur, through which drivers could book their parking and make payment through the Bayz mobile app.
Customers need to choose the location and the application will keep track of the number of spaces available nearby.
Another co-founder of Bayz Parking, Sven Janson said application would be introduced in other cities in the country, including Johor Baru.
WUF9 is being held from February 7 until 13. WUF is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) since 2002. — Bernama