|In addition to introducing Hong Kong’s first-ever Car Park Tailgating Detection System (“CPTDS”) in its car parks last year, this year, The Link Management Limited (“The Link”) is debuting a new parking programme which provides drivers carrying physically disabled passengers with discounted parking when they use their pre-registered Octopus card to enter or leave the car park.
First Parking Programme to Provide Convenience to Drivers Carrying Physically Disabled Passengers
To cater to the needs of physically challenged people, The Link’s new parking programme provides a 60% discount on hourly parking fees to drivers carrying passengers with mobility disabilities. “Starting from March, The Link is rolling out its new parking programme to provide extra convenience to drivers carrying physically challenged passengers. The programme entitles these drivers to a 60% discount hourly parking offer when they use their pre-registered Octopus cards to enter or leave The Link’s car parks,” said Gordon Wu, Director of Property Management and Operations of The Link.
Enhanced Security Measures Set Car Owners’ Minds at Ease
In order to further secure car parks in the interest of users, The Link will complete the installation of CPTDS at the exits of all its car parks by the end of 2014. Since installation of the system began, no tailgating-related vehicle theft has been recorded in The Link’s car parks. In addition, The Link has also installed motorcycle ground anchors at over 5,000 motorcycle parking spaces in its car parks. This allows owners to lock their motorcycles using security chains, reducing the risk of motorcycle theft.
Continuous Car Park Environment Enhancement
According to the 10-year plan set earlier in 2013, The Link will continue to improve the services and facilities at its car parks to provide car park users with a superior parking environment. These include the varnishing work at Lok Fu Car Park, Sheung Tak Car Park and Chung Fu Car Park, which each cost around HK$3 million. As of February 2014, The Link had refurbished over 6,500 car park spaces and repainted 130 security kiosks.
Note to editors: Previously, drivers carrying physically challenged passengers were requested to present a “Disabled Person’s Parking Permit” or “Parking Certificate for Drivers Who Carry People with Mobility Disabilities” to the car park staff to enjoy the parking offer.
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Car Park Facilities Enhancement Work at The Link Car Parks