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  1. Water taxis offer options and can include existing transport operators

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of freighters, yachts and cruise ships moored midstream. Water taxi services will never equal mass public transport or road taxis, but they are a fun way to enjoy the harbour for some, and an essential mode of transport for others. Paul Zimmerman, chief executive, Designing Hong Kong ...

  2. Pollution debate back on road

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... ultimately lead to fully automated transport networks. In the meantime, experts agree that electronic road pricing is not the only potential solution to Hong Kong's congestion problem. 'Not ... Chai bypass. 'The implementation of ERP [electronic road pricing] would require the presence of an alternative route first,' said Deputy Secretary for the Environment, Transport ...

  3. Linking bypass and fate of road pricing is deceitful, say activists

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of having road pricing is to control pollution and ease traffic congestion, drivers can choose not to take private cars and use public transport if they think the fee is too high,' said Mr Lai, ... Ng Kang-chung Anti-reclamation activists yesterday criticised the government for linking electronic road pricing with the controversial Central to Wan Chai Bypass. Activists accused ...

  4. Footdown

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth Opel's impressive double act We're impressed by the two new Opel Astras in Metro Motors' Gloucester Road showroom this week. The Astra Twin Top (right, ... a mystery. Could its spew be about 220-240gpk? Discount me in Lexus dealers Crown Motors is discounting demo cars at its Wan Chai showroom, in Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Road, this weekend. A halo ...

  5. Pedestrianisation in Wan Chai would improve safety and reduce air pollution

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for pedestrianisation schemes. Since 2000 the Transport Department has accepted that these schemes would benefit residents' safety, mobility and general environment. It acknowledges that this may be simply ... and bus and minibus routes. Spring Garden Lane is a good example, with vehicles and pedestrians vying dangerously for the same space. This shortcut from Queen's Road East creates traffic ...

  6. Divisive scheme in fresh dispute

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Amoy Street will be turned into a two-lane road linking Johnston Road with Queens Road East. The link is needed to replace Lei Tung Street- former home to numerous wedding-card printing shops- ... Road. They say the quiet of the neighbourhood, home to about 100 households, will be sacrificed. A representative of the Amoy Street Residents' Concern Group, Sara Vong Kam-lan, said ...

  7. Wan Chai folk fear noise, traffic after revamp

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... fears about increased traffic flow if the neighbouring dead-end Amoy Street is opened up and connected with Queen's Road East under Urban Renewal Authority plans, saying the change will bring noise and inconvenience to their area. 'Amoy Street will be turned into a two-lane road and be open for 24 hours,' Sara Lee Wong Kam-lan, spokeswoman for the Amoy Street concern ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:29pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... worked to put out the fire. One woman reported feeling unwell but did not need to be hospitalised. Eight fire engines and two ambulances arrived to the scene on Harbour Road in Wan Chai after ...

  9. Talk back

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the wrong side of the road, in the wrong direction along one-way streets, across junctions and pedestrian crossings when the lights are against them, and too fast and too close to pedestrians on pavements. Pedestrians: who take two or three steps onto the road before looking to see if any vehicles are approaching, walk on the wrong side of safety railings and traffic barriers, walk ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the city: truck drivers stopping to unload wherever they want during the middle of the day; the offloading of wealthy shoppers in Queen's Road Central; the huge saloons idling at the kerbside ... of driving exhibited by our public service drivers. These people are employed to provide a service to the wider community, namely, safe, effective, and relatively affordable public transport. I have ...




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