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Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is proposing to reduce the number of parking spaces in the city in an attempt to encourage public transport use, The Sun reports.

“We also hope that by doing this we can inculcate a pedestrian culture among city residents,” KL mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said, although he didn’t elaborate on how many parking spaces are proposed to be reduced, or where.

“We hope this move will help higher ridership in public transport, especially with the expected completion of the MRT in 2016,” he told The Sun, adding that car ownership amongst city dwellers is too high, causing regular traffic jams.

We’re all for public transport and healthier, more eco-friendly means of getting around, but do you think this is a good way to reduce Malaysians’ overwhelming dependence on the car?