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  1. Shanghai car parks... a space odyssey

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren Shanghai held a public consultation last month on a draft plan to relieve its chronic shortage of car parking spaces. But even if it is implemented, the plan is unlikely ... an hour. In some cases, the tensions sparked by the lack of car parking spaces have resulted in fatalities. On September 15, a woman who collected fees at a car park in the Xuhui district ...

  2. Motorists could face road tolls and fewer parking spaces

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... proposal is to cut the number of parking spaces. A 25 per cent cut in car parks might lead to a 2 per cent reduction in private car use. In the longer term, it was suggested a vehicle quota system could be considered. Leung Kong-yui, president of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, said cutting car park spaces- which he called 'inefficient'- would lead to some ...

  3. Footdown

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... a block's car parks and traffic before they move house. After several years of disturbed sleep in Macdonnell Road and New Eastern Terrace, we found we're less likely to be woken in the middle of the night in a block above a car park than beside it, or bordered by a sound-reverberating concreted slope. So, you might test the approach to your new home. If you or your driver have to judder ...

  4. Talk back

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shortage of parking spaces, some liberties were taken regarding parking in restricted areas. But I was shocked to see no less than 15 cars parked along Marble Road with parking tickets ... and to earn an extra buck for the government's coffers. I do not for a moment dispute that the police had the power to issue tickets against all these cars parked in unauthorised spaces. Nor do ...

  5. Gridlock in Central will grow, say experts

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... renewals.' He said solutions included limiting the number of car parks and street parking spaces in Central, and building escalators linking the area to the nearby Sheung Wan MTR station. 'But Central is the main business area and car parks are needed because big bosses are not going to take public transport,' he added. Long-time resident Roger Ho Yao-sheng believed ...

  6. Small, common-sense measures can greatly reduce car emissions

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transport conveniently. Yes, this may cost a bit, but is worthwhile. The government always leases empty lots to car-park companies. Why can't it add terms to the contract, in exchange for some concessions, such as the installation of electronic signboards at nearby road junctions to inform the public of available parking spaces? This is being done on the mainland and in other countries. ...

  7. Police investigate car's speed in fatal crash

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating whether a car was exceeding the 50km/h speed limit when it crashed into a parked vehicle in Ta Kwu Ling on Thursday. The 20-year-old driver, surnamed Yeung, died yesterday. The Toyota Corolla reportedly mounted a pavement and continued for about 20 metres before it hit a car parked outside a garage in Ping Che Road near Ng Chow South Road ...

  8. Shape of things to come

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 (HK$765,000) may feel more plush, but the Evora is a racy looker on 18 and 19-inch wheels, and would be a rare sight in the IFC car park. In rare open spaces the Evora's fast ...

  9. Crackdown on illegal parking in Central will cut pollution levels

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hutchison Whampoa has announced that the car parking facilities at the Cheung Kong Center are not being fully utilised ('Activists fear zoning changes will cut open public space', January 21). Therefore, I would like to ask our new Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung, when we can expect a crackdown on the endemic illegal parking on upper and lower Ice House ...

  10. Department's live online route-finding guide has its limits

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... The map also does not show metered parking spaces and any car park with less than 100 spaces, and it cannot say if they are full. The system offers estimated driving times based on real-time ...




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