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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... This is despite an increase in the tax imposed on new imported cars in 2011. For once, this has united environmentalists and transport officials. Our air is bad enough without new cars hitting the road every day and worsening it. Meanwhile, the Transport Department frets about the rate of car ownership outpacing the availability of roads. If this continues, congestion will only become even ...

  2. Why has government dropped the ball on its transport policy?

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roll. Our tunnels are jammed. Getting around town at these times is an absolute nightmare for everyone, simply because of the neglect by our government to better control transport policy. ... transport users have to spend much longer travelling to and from work than they should. Even MTR users are punished, as the roadside pollution levels at the exits of many of the stations are very ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Aiming for cleaner public transport

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... pollution are choking development", January 16). All along, our strategy is to provide a safe, efficient and reliable transport system. On roads, car journey speeds and fleet size are regularly ... to enable public transport modes to be used efficiently, to reduce road congestion, and to reduce emissions. In 2012, we reduced more than 1,200 bus trips in Central, Causeway Bay and Nathan Road ...

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    Transport Department not helping fight against pollution

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... public transport systems to move the highest proportion of commuters in the world, transport planners should be building on this advantage and not be providing even more road space for polluting ... The LRT would distribute passengers directly to their most convenient transport hubs for onward travel instead of concentrating traffic movements into Austin Road and Canton Road, which ...

  5. Yuen Long site 'needs transport links'

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A 200 hectare site south of Yuen Long town earmarked for a housing development could yield tens of thousands of flats, but the transport infrastructure must ... of the land, located along Kung Um Road and around Tong Yan San Tsuen, will include proposals for new roads, a drainage channel and a sewage system. Surveyor Tony Chan Tung-ngok said about 85 per cent ...

  6. Transport boost needed to handle Yangtze growth

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to develop a similar framework, he said. Turning to road transport, Beard said trucking costs were higher at about US$2.50 to US$3 per mile in the Yangtze River Delta, compared with US$1.75 in the US ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com More investment in road, railway and barge networks along the Yangtze River needs to take place to cope with the swift pace of manufacturing ...

  7. Road fees are the answer

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... demand induced by the added capacity, transport planners and economists have shifted their focus from the supply side to the demand side for tackling traffic congestion. Road pricing can form ... We have found that several Exco members seem to be unaware that electronic road pricing (ERP) is considered not just a viable, but a superior, alternative to solving the traffic congestion ...

  8. Road toll down by 7.9pc but outlook remains gloomy

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director of the ministry's traffic supervision bureau, said a general lack of road safety awareness, speeding and overloading on public transport were to blame. Mr Wang said the carnage ... Jane Cai The mainland's roads remained the most hazardous in the world in the first half of the year, and low safety awareness and poor road conditions suggest little prospect ...

  9. Road noise barriers to be greener and more natural looking

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the structures yesterday. The department will spend HK$200 billion on building roads and railways in the next 10 years, with some of the money going to noise reduction. 'There will be many noise ... effectively. Tightly spaced roads were not expected to benefit, as such structures required 'sufficient space'. Obstruction to commercial activity and maintenance were the other main ...

  10. Transport forum opens the way for electric cars

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of a proposed new standard. The Transport Advisory Committee recommended yesterday that electric cars with an output of at least seven kilowatts be allowed on expressways, including Tolo Highway, Island East Corridor and North Lantau Road, people close to the discussion said. The committee also recommends clearance for electric motorcycles of at least three kilowatts. Most of the electric ...




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