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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bumps ahead on Hong Kong's transport road

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bumps ahead on transport road A global study's conclusion that Hong Kong has the "most advanced urban mobility system in the world" comes as no surprise ... through road pricing should be considered; getting polluting vehicles off roads is essential. As in other cities, bicycles should be seen as a transportation mode. Topping a world ranking is good ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Worldwide Cruise Terminals working to meet passenger transport requirements

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Cruise terminal working to meet transport needs I refer to the letter from Graham Davis (" Terminal decline in city's taxi ranking ", April 10). First, ... Continuously called the taxi association dispatchers before and during passenger disembarkation; and Stationed staff at the terminal access road entrance to flag taxis. Knowing from experience ...

  3. News - World

    Paris provides free public transport amid smog, hoping to keep cars home

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 12:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Move aims to persuade drivers to keep cars at home as still, warm days cause smog Transport free as Paris chokes with pollution Paris authorities are making public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather. The French capital has been under maximum ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government clearly off the rails on transport policy

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... claims to have a railway-led transport policy. But that is clearly not so. If it did it would be building more railways and introduce electronic road pricing or congestion charges to encourage ... But such a move carries grave implications for the civil service. Think what would happen to the Transport Department if its mass road building projects were stopped. A lot of civil servants would be out ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Transport officials must take heads out of sand

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... for private cars at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, we would soon arrive at the optimum throughput level. Fudging until 2017 is unbelievable. Though road pricing schemes first crossed transport ... Transport officials must take their heads out of the sand Concerning congestion and related roadside pollution, our government appears to copy the ostrich. It is projected that the number ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government avoiding responsibility for Hong Kong's transport failures

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:21pm by HUNG WING-TAT

    ... Hung Wing-tat Hung Wing-tat says the government's favoured let-the-market-rule philosophy enables it to avoid responsibility for ensuring Hong Kong's transport system is safe, reliable and affordable Wrong route There are many time bombs in the urban transport system and, if not carefully managed, they will explode at the most inconvenient times. Not only ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two monster transport projects in Manila spell misery for commuters

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Two monster transport projects in Manila slow traffic to a crawl and spell misery for workers Commuters hit the bottleneck Until last week it took Leila, a project ... Manila Development Authority, the capital has a daytime population of 15 million, but only 12 million at night, indicating that at least three million people are on the move on the roads. Only ...

  8. News - China

    The motorcycle migration: The Chinese shunning public transport in quest to get home for Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 09:56am by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse New trend as migrants turn to two wheels to avoid jam-packed trains The thrum of motorcycles echoes over a Chinese mountain road, where hundreds of thousands are shunning public transport to take the highway home during the world's largest annual human migration. China's 245 million migrant workers- twice the entire population of Japan- generally ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVITIES

    Police urge expected 350,000 New Year's revellers to use public transport

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com 350,000 revellers expected to ring in new year Roads in Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui will be closed to traffic on New Year's Eve as up to 350,000 spectators fill the streets for the city's countdown events. Road closures on Hong Kong Island start from 4pm in Causeway Bay, where Times Square and the World Trade Centre ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Paris shows us a clear road to a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Paris shows us a clear road to a cleaner future If Paris can, why can't Hong Kong? Public Eye will tell you why. Our policymakers are gutless. Our public transport operators are profiteers. Our top officials love their chauffeur-driven cars too much. That is why Paris can restrict car use and offer free public transport to fight pollution but Hong Kong cannot. ...




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