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  1. Residential car-park plans fly in the face of air pollution pledges

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... facilities, yet here in Hong Kong, where previously few blocks included car parking, people who would never have dreamed of purchasing a car now find themselves with an empty garage to fill. Perhaps ... 'Existing planning guidelines asked each development to build a minimum amount of parking space.' So instead of encouraging inner-city dwellers to use the convenient and abundant public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664730/residential-car-park-plans-fly-face-air-pollution-pledges
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489772/talk-back
  3. Half of space at exhibition venues used, study finds

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... convention and meeting rooms, and even car park spaces for exhibitions, which could affect its convention business. 'It is important for Hong Kong to provide enough room for future growth ... exhibition space was less than half used. The study, by Chinese University's business administration faculty and consultancy firm BMT Asia-Pacific, compared the amount of space rented out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697182/half-space-exhibition-venues-used-study-finds
  4. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687344/small-common-sense-measures-can-greatly-reduce-car-emissions
  5. Repulse Bay residents oppose beach hotel plan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... by the board on Friday, the department suggests rezoning the lot, and an adjacent public car park, for hotel or commercial use, with a gross floor area of 4,300 square metres. It proposes a height ... to its proximity to a public beach,' the property's general manager said in a letter of objection. The manager suggested leaving the site as public open space for art exhibitions, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651271/repulse-bay-residents-oppose-beach-hotel-plan
  6. Talkback

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in what they think is the most convenient spot. The car parks are also difficult to find for visitors, and it could well be that one car park is full and cars are queuing in front, while others are fairly empty. Perhaps, it would be helpful if the authority considered putting up signs with clear directions and also indications about how many spaces are available at each car park. That way, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459920/talkback
  7. Talkback

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regarding the difficulties she encountered when she was driving her car to leave Hong Kong Station car park (SCMP, February 7). We have checked our record, which shows that Ms Mahncke's car left the car park after the 15-minute time allowed after payment. Nonetheless, we are pleased to note that our staff did exercise flexibility and made arrangements to allow Ms Mahncke's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490184/talkback
  8. HK urged to dig deep to beat city congestion

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a five-storey basement under the reclaimed land, incorporating new commercial floor areas, a traffic network, car parking and an energy centre to support the needs of the underground facilities. ... Olga Wong While some cities make much of their 'tallest' buildings, Hong Kong is being advised to do the opposite by using underground space to cater for the pressing demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703327/hk-urged-dig-deep-beat-city-congestion
  9. Developers hit back over green features

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... not be changed. Some mandatory items currently exempted from the gross floor area calculation, such as refuse storage rooms, water tanks, meter rooms and pump rooms, should continue to be exempted. Car parks, an element that often contributes to the bulky podiums on top of which tall towers are built, should also still be exempted from the calculation, it said. The association will present its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699985/developers-hit-back-over-green-features
  10. Rule by gesture, not meaningful policy

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Meaningful policies would start with the government charging its employees market rates for the huge number of car park spaces at government offices. Upper level servants seem to think they deserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696438/rule-gesture-not-meaningful-policy

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