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  1. Parents could ease traffic congestion at schools by using public transport

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that is located next to the Kowloon Tong MTR station and public transport interchange, and a taxi stand. When walking past the school's main entrance on To Fuk Road just after dismissal time around ... I fail to understand why parents continually drive their children to school when Hong Kong boasts one of the most efficient, clean and safe public transport systems in the world, ...

  2. Transport projects to hit rough patch

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investment in transport infrastructure- including roads, ports, waterways and airports, but not railways- would increase 11.6 per cent to 1.48 trillion yuan (HK$1.8 trillion). The increase ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com In a sign that the country's stimulus programme may have been too aggressive, the Ministry of Transport admitted the transport infrastructure ...

  3. Cyclists should get off pedestrian roads

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Riding a bicycle on a pedestrian road is not only dangerous but also illegal. It is not hard to see why. Usually, the streets are crowded and cyclists have to avoid bumping into people, benches and plenty of other obstacles on a road. The chances of having an accident are quite high. Yet often it is pedestrians who have to take extra care not to be run over by cyclists. ...

  4. GZI Transport to invest in Wuzhou Port deal

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Port amounts to 513 million yuan but details of the investment have not been finalised. GZI will be renamed Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure to reflect its diversification from toll roads ... Toh Han Shih GZI Transport has entered into an agreement on a joint venture with Xin Yue (Guangzhou) Investment and Wuzhou City Transport Investment Development, through which GZI will own ...

  5. Flying the flag for safety

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese cars have often been punished in overseas crash tests. Videos online show the buckle of the 2005 Jiangling Landwind X6 and 2007 Brilliance BS6 in Europe while the Chery J11 sports utility vehicle scored only two stars in Australian evaluations. Th ...

  6. City drivers angered by confusing road signs

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Bosco Li, Simpson Cheung

    ... nine months of last year the Transport Advisory Committee received 74 complaints or suggestions concerning road signs, up 17 per cent on the previous corresponding period. 'Hong Kong ... was in December. Legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, chairman of Legco's transport panel, urged the department to check all the road signs in the city. 'Representatives from the department should ...

  7. Reinventing the wheel...

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fundamentally applies robotics expertise to car design. 'There are so many close relationships between robots and vehicles. We consider cars as robots for transport,' said Qian Huihuan, one ... it on the road,' Quan said. Apart from saving fuel and helping to protect the environment, the laboratory has also tackled one of the more traditional components of motor vehicle: the front-wheel steering ...

  8. Safety of transport sector in question

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing should launch another stimulus plan, but not to build more infrastructure projects. It should be spent on improving safety in transport, whether rail, roads or subways. This will benefit ... accident near Wenzhou in July, as well as many other accidents on highways and subways, the Shanghai crash has called into question the safety of the mainland's entire transport sector. ...

  9. Middle-of-road biker has charge dropped

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... sufficient public education about cycling and recognise it as a mode of transport. Instead, it persisted in regarding it only as a form of recreation, with cyclists not considered in urban and road ... that they may overtake them, and get too close. The Transport Department said the road users' code suggested cyclists ride near the footpath or along the side of the road in normal situations. ...

  10. Symbol of unification

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... excellent road manners and perfectly calibrated assistance systems', with rear-wheel drive, 'optimised' stability electronics and 'adjusted' aerodynamics. Options include ...




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