Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a
vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its
roads next year.
The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and
motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the
transport regulator said on Monday.
“In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited
scope for further expansion of the road network,” the Land
Transport Authority said in a statement on its website. Roads
already account for 12 percent of the city-state’s total land
area, it said.
Basically, if you don’t already own a car and want one, you’re shit out of luck. With the rise of ride sharing, though, maybe that’s not a problem.