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  1. Electronic road pricing is not the solution for new bypass

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be the end of the matter. You argue it has to be the spur for development of a comprehensive strategy for traffic flow in Hong Kong- with electronic road pricing at its heart. Your editorial says ... and they will still go there- electronic road pricing or not- if the area remains the central business district. Also, one can't imagine making commercial deliveries to Central by public transport, ...

  2. High levy a poor excuse for delaying electronic toll

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for them- to improve the environment. A report by the Council for Sustainable Development, for example, recommends electronic road pricing. Before its release last month, the council received ... which repeats the government's contention that electronic road pricing in Central would only work after the building of the Wan Chai-Central bypass. Without the bypass, a charge of up ...

  3. Man vs machine in tunnel debate

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... tunnel toll plaza in favour of sole use of an electronic charging system, the Civil Engineering and Development Department said yesterday. While a district councillor and some drivers welcomed ... is also available at toll booths since not all drivers in the city are equipped with the Autotoll system used for electronic payment. Wong Wai-ming, chief engineer of the project, said a detailed ...

  4. Guangzhou needs real rules, not ideas, to tackle traffic problem

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Beijing enjoys countless privileges and advantages as the nation's capital, much to the envy of other cities. But one thing they don't envy is the city's worsening traffic congestion. So after it announced harsh measures to cut th ...

  5. Has London lost its way in the battle to cut car use?

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Hong Kong. Hong Kong has mooted the idea of electronic road pricing at least twice in the form of consultations; political support, however, has not been forthcoming and the city's ... Tolls, explains: 'The costs of implementing the scheme and then of running and trying to enforce it with many drivers trying to evade payment means that there is relatively little profit ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people are encouraged to own a car. We can all guess what happens next. It is clear I am not a fan of the bypass. So what can we do? I don't understand why we can't adopt electronic ... or sacrifice the beautiful harbour just to accommodate the number of cars. The best way, therefore, is to clearly explain the merits of electronic road pricing so the public will understand and accept ...

  7. listening

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen, Karly Cox, Will Clem

    ... Exercises by John Millen. The voices on the clips are Karly Cox and Will Clem Question 1 New Winter Coat Lily has dragged Leo to the shops to help her choose a new winter coat. Listen to their conversation as Lily makes up her mind which coat to buy. a) W ...

  8. Greens plead for tolls to kill bypass and save harbour

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Clean the Air wants electronic road pricing study dusted off A green group has called on the government to update a study on an electronic road pricing scheme for the Hong ... electronic road pricing (ERP) would be a faster and cheaper alternative to the controversial reclamation. It says it is time to take the scheme off the shelf, following a study in 2001 that concluded ...

  9. HK should proceed with electronic road pricing

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this city has long talked about doing- introducing electronic road pricing or a congestion charge for cars entering the centre of town, in his case central London. He credits its success in reducing ... community support. It is too late to go back on the bypass now. But the government should press ahead with electronic road pricing. Mr Livingstone has a point when he says that no matter how ...

  10. Call for electronic toll to ease tunnel chaos

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai 'Easy' system upgrade would help traffic flow more freely, says British expert Removing the toll booths and adopting a free-flow electronic road pricing (ERP) ... and a former consultant to the government on the feasibility of electronic road pricing, said the idea was 'not magic' and could be implemented with ease. 'By making a free-flow tolling ...




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