#UberPark Reclaiming Paradise From Parking Lots in Klang Valley

What would Malaysia look like if we had fewer cars on the roads, which needed fewer parking spaces, and had more parks or gardens instead? If you’ve recently been around the Klang Valley, you might have noticed an odd sight - a parking lot that has been “reclaimed” and made into a park. Well, Uber has been transforming parking lots in and around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya into green parks for a chill out space. This initiative by Uber Malaysia to get us imagined what a space could look like if there is one fewer car on the road. #UberPark reclaiming paradise from parking lots in Klang Valley.

#UberPark Reclaiming Paradise From Parking Lots in Petaling Jaya

As you know, our cities are truly in need of space for leisure, and certainly we could do with lesser jams and congestion! It's a truly unique concept that people could think about and replicate in their own spaces.

Malaysia is known to have the third highest rate of car ownership in the world with 9 out of 10 households owning at least one car (Nielsen, 2014). In addition, Malaysia also ranks third in the world for multiple car ownership, with 1 in 2 households having more than one car. All these cars need to be parked somewhere.

“Uber sees a real need here to provide real solutions for real problems in cities. The concept of ride-sharing is about moving more Malaysians in fewer cars,” said, Kenny Choong, General Manager - Uber EVERYWHERE, of Uber Malaysia.

So, what’s the idea behind #UberPark? Choong said, “What we’re aiming to establish with #UberPark is a vision and challenge to Malaysians, that one fewer car on the road means one fewer parking lot occupied, and more space for leisurely activity. If this concept can be replicated, even by the people’s own initiative, it indirectly helps our environment a little more. Imagine what Malaysia would look like with fewer cars, and more parks or leisure spaces instead?”

#UberPark Reclaiming Paradise From Parking Lots in Klang Valley
Imagined what a space could look like if there is one fewer car on the road

Since Malaysia Day on 16 September, Uber has been transforming parking lots in various areas in and around the Klang Valley, into pop-up parks, attracting curiosity from Malaysians.

More #UberParks can be anticipated in various locations. While the results are immeasurable, Choong said he hopes people will catch on to the idea and think proactively about contributing towards reduced congestion. He said, “Imagine what our cities could look like if we employed the concept of ride-sharing in our everyday routines. It creates an ecosystem that benefits the people and the environment. It’s a choice Malaysians can make with Uber’s technology, at the touch of a button.”

So, how about not driving, and letting Uber take you to an #UberPark today?

#UberPark Reclaiming Paradise From Parking Lots in Klang Valley
#UberPark Pop Up 

To find out more about the next UberPark location, follow @UberMalaysia #UberPark on twitter. For more information about Uber, please visit: www.uber.com

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