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    Failure to curb traffic congestion is the real cause for roadside pollution

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The real problem in roadside pollution is traffic congestion Thomas London, in his article calling on the government to use budget surpluses to fund a rapid change to electric buses ... roadside pollution issue, many environmental groups here fail to identify the real problem. Old diesel buses emitting clouds of smoke in slow-crawling traffic is only a symptom among many ...

  2. Enforce city's traffic regulations and crack down on dangerous drivers

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as they approach these crossings. What is more dangerous, however, is passing vehicles at zebra crossings. It is a breach of the relevant traffic regulations. However, I have never witnessed nor heard ... If it is illegal, then why not enforce the Road Users' Code? Hong Kong is noisy enough without these blaring horns. If Traffic Department officials cared to experience the car-horn cacophony on Conduit ...

  3. Privacy promised in new traffic monitoring

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The government will protect the public's privacy when it tests four new devices for tracking real-time traffic on the streets, lawmakers were told yesterday. ... radar and video-based analysis- would last 15 months and cost HK$4.86 million. Most current traffic monitoring uses wire induction loops that are buried under roads to detect passing vehicles. ...

  4. Police should be seen to be acting on traffic black spots

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that vehicles with a need to stop briefly are frequently forced to use the first traffic lane, hence squeezing everyone else into a single lane. Once again, buses are the worst affected. Is this making ... or their employees. And the people whose journey is delayed unnecessarily are almost always the less well off. Every time a packed bus misses the traffic light because of improper obstruction on the road ...

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

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Not surprisingly, all incoming vehicles that want to bypass this traffic mess have to swerve into oncoming traffic. On other days when there are fewer cars, double parking is still present. The Road ... car, but the least they can do is encourage them to use the nearby public transport or the school's own school buses, advise them of the relevant traffic laws, or encourage them to make ...

  6. Guangzhou steps up traffic fight

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Guangzhou authorities are mulling a comprehensive package to beat the city's traffic gridlock, which seems to have worsened since the end of the Asian Games, local media ... including building nine subway lines and allocating over 200 kilometres of special lanes for buses during rush hours. The package, jointly compiled by 30 mainland traffic experts, includes about 30 ...

  7. Traffic black spot definitions 'need review'

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Transport Department is being urged to review its definition of what constitutes a traffic black spot after Monday's fatal crash between a taxi and a minibus in which ... Kim-wing of the New Territories South police traffic unit said on Monday that any site with two accidents in a month would be submitted to a committee within the force to determine if it should ...

  8. Exhibition deliveries cause traffic gridlock

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Trucks unloading goods at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai caused traffic gridlock for two hours across Central yesterday. Dozens of trucks- some loaded with 20-foot containers- arrived at Expo Drive at 3pm to deliver goods for exhibitions at the centre this week. They snaked all the way to Fenwick Pier, disrupting traffic in the entire area. By 5pm, ...

  9. Beijing mulls staggered hours to cut traffic jams

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to deal with the traffic headaches caused by private cars. Vice-mayor Huang Wei said the municipal government was considering a plan to stagger working hours, as had been done during the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing Times reported. 'There are too many cars on the streets, and everyone is complaining about gridlocked roads even though we have yet to see a complete traffic ...

  10. Volunteers brave Guangzhou traffic

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... Chris Huang Sixty Guangzhou college students volunteered to be traffic co-ordinators and help enforce traffic rules during their summer holidays. The volunteers underwent one month of training about road traffic safety laws, basic knowledge of traffic management and how to use the gestures police use to direct traffic. Then they hit the roads. The volunteers worked on roads ...




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