Much like the traffic in Hong Kong, parking can be very congested as is always in high demand. Parking in off street car parks is recommended where possible, however on street parking is permitted, but only in marked parking zones / bays.
Parking meters are common in Hong Kong and are colour coded to determine the maximum stay permitted at any given meter;
- Yellow - 30 minutes
- Brown - 1 hour
- Blue - 2 hours
Parking charges are applicable during times of operation and are clearly displayed on the parking meter. A parking meter with a white top signals that parking charges apply 24/7 even on bank holidays. Meters are being phased out in favour of digital parking ticket machines.
As demand for parking in Hong Kong is so high, it is essential that parking is not abused, as such there are a vast amount of parking attendents / enforcement officers operating in Hong Kong who operate with little, if any leniancy. If you exceed your designated parking time, you can expect a parking fine.
Disabled Parking in Hong Kong
Hong Kong as very good disabled parking provision. You will find disabled parking bays on on-street parking as well as off street and multi-storey car parks. They are generally very well signed and located conveniently close to amenities. Disabled badge holders are exempt from parking fees at on-street parking meters / bays and receive a 50% concession on government multi-storey car parks.