Shanghai government intends to open up 50 shared parking lots around the city to help solve the chronic problem of a lack of parking, especially at night downtown, the Xinmin Evening News reported.
According to governmental guidelines on the use of shared parking spaces in Shanghai, parking lots in commercial buildings, government agencies and State-owned enterprises that sit empty at night will be opened to the public.
The new shared parking spaces can be paid for by drivers on a monthly, seasonal or annual basis. During the 13th Five-Year Plan
(2016-20), it is estimated that there will be 30,000 shared parking spaces across Shanghai.
The new Shanghai Parking App provides availability information on 3,300 public parking garages in the city. In the future, car owners can book a shared parking spot through the app.