Source Title: this kind of car, fire! The income of special parking lot is increasing wildly, and the parking rate is soaring by 70%! We even have to queue up to make an appointment
Under the epidemic situation, people’s way of leisure and entertainment has changed. In South Korea, not only camping tents, but also RV are popular. However, due to the large car body and long daily parking time, the parking problem of RV has attracted the attention of Korean society.
The reporter came to Jinpu City, Gyeonggi do, more than 20 kilometers away from Seoul. Near the residential area, there is a path leading to the park, less than 200 meters on the road, there are nearly 20 RV parking, now all kinds of RV illegal parking along the road accounts for almost half of the road. Some Trailer simply covered with car clothes, it seems that it is intended to park for a long time.
Although there are few vehicles on this road, it is very inconvenient if there are vehicles passing by, especially when they meet. With the increasing number of South Korean people who buy cars, the problem of insufficient special parking spaces has become increasingly prominent. Many car owners have to park in remote lanes with small traffic flow, various public parking lots, and even residential areas. However, the long-term parking of RV not only affects vehicle traffic and city appearance, but also often leads to parking disputes.
As early as 2016, in order to meet the needs of people’s camping and leisure culture, South Korea’s Transportation Department added a small tractor driver’s license for driving a trailer. From January to October last year, there were 761 new drivers in their 20s who obtained such driving licenses, an increase of 30% over the same period last year.
At the same time, South Korea’s Ministry of land and transportation statistics show. By the end of 2019, the total number of RV in South Korea was about 25000, while by the end of last year, the total number of RV exceeded 38000, a sharp increase of 53.8% year on year.
Although camping is convenient, we can’t go camping every day. The daily parking of RV becomes a problem. Whether it is a self-propelled RV or a trailer RV, due to its wide body width and large turning radius, parking will affect the vehicles on both sides.
A public parking lot in Incheon city has been transformed into a special parking lot for RV. The parking rate has increased from 2% to 78%. Some long-term parking spaces even need to be reserved in line. It not only solves the problem of RV parking, but also greatly increases the income of parking lot.
With the long-term epidemic, more and more South Korean people join the camping team. However, under the background of difficult booking in campsites, difficult parking and high cost, many people began to buy leisure cars with spacious space.
Statistics show that last year, sales of SUVs in the five major vehicle enterprises in South Korea increased by 15% year on year, accounting for nearly half of total vehicle sales, equivalent to one SUV for every two vehicles sold. The characteristics of loading capacity, seat adjustment degree and sound system, which are convenient for camping, have also become the selling points of Korean car enterprises.
Source: CCTV Finance (ID: CCTV SCJ)