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  1. Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam It was a rosy picture- an end to lengthy queues at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, acceptable traffic flow at the other two crossings and perhaps even profits for the government. Consultancy firm Wilbur Smith Associates yesterday reported on its two-year study to find a solution to the uneven traffic distribution among the three harbour crossings. It said traffic could be more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729416/consultant-offers-nine-scenarios-ease-traffic
  2. Underused tunnel can't take much more traffic

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tunnel, officials have ruled out diverting traffic to the western tunnel as a solution- and say the city will have to wait until 2017 for the problem to be fixed. That is when the Central-Wan Chai ... in Central to support the flow of traffic from the western crossing. With an extra 300 to 500 cars, traffic jams would extend back to inside the tunnel... For the time being, the western crossing may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728800/underused-tunnel-cant-take-much-more-traffic
  3. Waiting won't solve city traffic woes

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Time, we've often heard, is money. Time in a traffic jam, however, is something less printable. In many ways, traffic in Hong Kong flows reasonably smoothly, especially considering the compactness of the Central business district and the hilly topography of the territory. But traffic- and the cost it extracts in time and efficiency lost- is an issue, and one that's been brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722057/waiting-wont-solve-city-traffic-woes
  4. Government must act to regulate cross-harbour traffic

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the Western Harbour Tunnel Company announced an increase in its tunnel fees, various proposals have been made to improve the traffic flow at the three cross-harbour tunnels. We ... motorists for the inconvenience and the added cost of petrol. Using the average daily cross-harbour vehicle trips for December 2008 from the Annual Traffic Census 2008, the approximate current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722351/government-must-act-regulate-cross-harbour-traffic
  5. Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The government may be powerless to prevent the increases, but it should at least study the broader issue of transport policies and explore other options to relieve the traffic. The BOT model was adopted ... investors in developing transport facilities to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce public transport costs. But the opening of the Western Harbour Tunnel has not only failed to bring about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721257/standard-tunnel-tolls-can-restore-traffic-sanity
  6. Traffic alert ahead of torch relay

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Commuters should be prepared for traffic disruption during the East Asian Games torch relay on Saturday as some roads in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai will be closed, ... for a trip around the harbour. It will then be carried to the Wan Chai ferry pier, passing through Expo Drive and finishing at Golden Bauhinia Square. The Transport Department expects traffic in Tsim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690724/traffic-alert-ahead-torch-relay
  7. Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heated debates have gone on for years about how to equalise traffic across all three cross-harbour tunnels. Yet virtually each day, most cars still gravitate towards the Cross-Harbour ... The toll increases will probably send more traffic towards the already-congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel. But it is hard to see how it could take more vehicles when it has already reached saturation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621732/time-end-gridlock-tunnel-traffic
  8. New website to upgrade traffic warnings for harbour tunnels

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung The Transport Department launches an enhanced website today that promises faster updates on traffic congestion as part of a plan to upgrade monitoring and avoid a repeat of East Kowloon traffic chaos in May. The site, at www.td.gov.hk, uses colours to show density of traffic on the main roads leading into the three cross-harbour tunnels. A global positioning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511639/new-website-upgrade-traffic-warnings-harbour-tunnels
  9. Fee rise fails to take toll on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joshua But Traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel remained as congested as usual- but no more so- on the first business day of a toll rise at its under-used rival yesterday. The Transport Department said the increased charges at the Western Harbour Tunnel had had little or no effect, despite a slight decrease in the traffic in the tunnel and a slight rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622055/fee-rise-fails-take-toll-tunnel-traffic
  10. Fee rise fails to take toll on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joshua But Traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel remained as congested as usual- but no more so- on the first business day of a toll rise at its underused rival yesterday. The Transport Department said the increased charges at the Western Harbour Tunnel had had little or no effect, despite a slight decrease in the traffic in the tunnel and a slight rise at the other two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622058/fee-rise-fails-take-toll-tunnel-traffic

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