It wouldn’t be too far fetched to say that empty parking bays in the PJ area are impossible to come by these days. And that is simply due to the fact that there are way more cars now than what the area was originally designed to accommodate.
Thankfully though, Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has looked into this issue and have taken a step forward into attempting to solve it.
The now commonly seen two hour parking limit bays (seen around Subang Jaya and Sunway areas) have been introduced in Section 52, PJ as a start of solving the parking issues.
“When I drive past, I rarely see any available parking bays in Section 52,” said Petaling Jaya mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir.
“I want this area to be more accessible to the public, and for businesses to benefit from the two-hour parking limit,” he added.
According to the Star, 50 MBPJ parking bays along Jalan 52/2 and Jalan 52/4 have been reserved for this.
The two hour parking bays are outlined in orange and the parking fee is 60 cents for 30 minutes, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6:30pm.
Mohamad Azhan also announced that a total parking revenue amounting to RM15.4 million was collected last year by the council which was the highest amount among local councils in Selangor.
Adding to this, Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran said MBPJ should consider adding more two-hour parking bays and that it should be introduced at the Petaling Jaya Old Town and Section 17 as well.
On the topic of difficult to find parking, click here to read about how Sunway has solved their parking bay issue at all Sunway shopping malls!