Phuket Poll: Thais, expats call for parking spaces to be mandatory

PHUKET: In our latest Phuket Gazette online reader poll, nearly 80% of readers voted that all new buildings in Phuket must provide at least some parking spaces as a requirement for being given a building permit.

Of the 590 people who voted in the poll, launched on December 25 (story here), more than half (58.3%) voted “Yes. Parking in Phuket is so limited we must force all new building owners to provide it.”

A further 21.2% voted “Yes, but only enough spaces to cater to the building’s tenants.”

In comparison, 5.9% said “No. Phuket has enough parking as most people here ride motorbikes” and 10% voted “No. Buildings are private property. Whether or not to provide parking is the owner’s decision.”

A total of 4.6% said they had “No opinion.”

Of the Thai nationals who voted, 67% said all new buildings must provide some form of parking space, compared with 86% of local foreign residents who voted that providing parking should be mandatory.

However, while 14% of Thais who took part in the poll voted “No. Phuket has enough parking as most people here ride motorbikes”, only 2% of local foreign residents believed this was true.

For the full poll results, click here.

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