I propose a solution to the escalating headaches over parking space in Taipei: Introduce a "certificate of parking space."
It is frequently extremely difficult to find a parking space no matter where you are in Taipei. Government officials hold up pieces of paper and proclaim that recent research shows everything is fine.
If that is true, why are there are so many vehicles parked in prohibited areas? Every night after 8pm, one can see drivers park along the red lines on the sidewalks, secure in the knowledge that as long as they move their vehicle before 7am, they won't get a ticket and they will be able to park for free. Where is the justice?
A parking space certificate would remedy this problem New car buyers would have to provide a certificate proving that they have their own legal parking space.
This would not only encourage car buyers to think ahead about where they are going to park their new vehicle, but also alleviate the growing lack of parking spaces.
It is imperative that legislation be passed as soon as possible to implement a parking certificate system.