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  1. Experts question need for speed in transport policy

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resources to be allocated to the development of slower transportation. The construction of high-speed transport networks, such as expressways and high-speed railway lines, accounted for too much ... networks such as paved village roads and ordinary railway lines were not maintained or left undeveloped. Professor Liu Weidong, an author of the report, said that only a small proportion ...

  2. Beijing transport well off world-class mark

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shenzhen Beijing still has a long way to go to match world-class cities like New York, London and Hong Kong for public transport, according to a World Bank transport specialist. Addressing a transport conference in Shenzhen, World Bank senior transport specialist Shomik Mehndiratta said that for example, the Guomao subway station in Beijing's central business ...

  3. A sidecar named desire

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... sidecar, was once the primary mode of transport for police and the PLA. Now, the bikes are playthings for foreigners and white-collar locals. 'They're just cool. There's no other ... for a long ride and take your family with you in the sidecar and on the back. My kids love it. A lot of time we'll be out and we'll almost get run off the road because car drivers ...

  4. Off-road rules delayed

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A top Beijing official has denied the city will keep some vehicles off the road from May to reduce pollution and congestion in the run-up to the Olympics, saying it would cause ... pollution levels in the city, Beijing carried out a four-day test that took around 1.3 million vehicles off the road each day between August 17 and 20 last year in a rehearsal of emergency measures ...

  5. Beijing's $52b road to the Olympics

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and counties surrounding Beijing. Zhao Jie, president of the Transportation Institute of Beijing's City Planning Research Centre, said improving the suburban road network would help stimulate ... A total of 56 billion yuan (HK$52.6 billion) will be spent on improving Beijing's roads in the run-up to 2008, when the city hosts the Olympic Games, authorities have announced. ...

  6. Car curbs to go after Games

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Beijing traffic authorities have no plans to extend vehicle restrictions that have taken half of the city's cars off the roads, but cheap bus and subway fares are likely ... control scheme should continue after it expired on September 20, shortly after the end of the Paralympics. Under the scheme, private vehicles are allowed on the roads only on alternate days, ...

  7. Beijing, Shenzhen have world's angriest drivers

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for commuting, because such transport problems were not uncommon in cities as densely populated. But Sheng said that the government 'should introduce administrative measures to encourage people to use public transport'. He also pointed out that in many cities, such as Hong Kong, many car owners did not drive to work. Beijing, notorious for its clogged roads, has vowed to adopt ...

  8. Beijing cabbies off roads in protest

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the Beijing Transportation Management Bureau said she had not received complaints about the shortage of taxis, nor had she noticed 'any difference on the roads'. Rumours about a possible ...

  9. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Beijing braces for worst traffic jams as pre-holiday crowds surge

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... reported on Monday that the capital's traffic congestion had hit a new record. They did the same on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the municipal transport commission said average speeds had dropped ... The authorities said the worst congestion before the golden week holiday was likely to be experienced today because all vehicles would be allowed on the roads. Congestion downtown was expected to start ...

  10. Signs of the times as Beijing moves to clean up translations and traffic

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that more than 300,000 new cars hit the roads each year. In addition to the new signs, Beijing is seeking to alleviate its long-term transport problems by spending up to 250 billion yuan (HK$283.3 ... were to be discarded in favour of less mysterious and more prosaic descriptions. Now Bocog, the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, is turning its attention to road signs. ...




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