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  1. Buying back tunnels is fiddling at the margins of traffic gridlock

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The odd conclusion in the study to resolve the traffic distribution among the three harbour crossings is that buying back the two privately owned tunnels should be discussed after 2017 when the Central-Wan Chai bypass is ready and the eastern tunnel is returned to the government ('Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic', November 4). The use of the Western ...

  2. Placid traffic a joy for commuters

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Vivian Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Vivian Li There was a bright side to yesterday's industrial action by bus drivers- what could have been traffic chaos instead provided ideas for easing the city's constant morning traffic jams. A combination of commuters going to work earlier, bus drivers driving in an orderly manner under a work-to-rule, and a diversion of commuters to train services made ...

  3. Traffic chaos looms as enforced hotel stay ends

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Traffic chaos is expected tonight, with a number of roads closed when nearly 300 guests and staff from the Metropark Hotel in Wan Chai are released from a week's quarantine. The quarantine period ends at 8.30pm. It was introduced after a 25-year-old Mexican who checked in at the Metropark tested positive for the swine flu virus last Friday. The Transport ...

  4. Traffic concerns over new tower in Taikoo Shing

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Residents fear more air pollution Residents and workers in Taikoo Shing are bracing for more traffic and increased pollution - from a new office tower in the area. The 70-storey ... Swire Properties. District councillors and residents fear that the traffic - three times more than before the Quarry Bay landmark was developed - will clog the narrow streets, causing more noise ...

  5. Government HQ at Tamar will worsen traffic

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on September 3, or read the documents on www.harbourfront.org.hk, he would know that siting the government offices on Tamar will worsen the traffic on the Central and Wan Chai harbourfront. The scheme would drive up peak-time traffic in the narrowest part of the island's north shore. Despite Mr Cheng's claim to the contrary, the Central-Wan Chai bypass will not resolve this. ...

  6. Special traffic arrangements planned for Sunday

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 12.35pm: Special traffic arrangements on Sunday would come into effect on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the Tsing Yi area for the 9th Tour of the South China Sea International Cycling Race, the Transport Department announced on Friday. The two rightmost traffic lanes or the entire westbound carriageway of certain roads on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon ...

  7. Police plan crackdown on HK Island traffic offences

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... OAKES LU and ANDY CHENG Updated at 4.49pm: Jaywalkers and drivers committing traffic offences would be prosecuted without warning this week on Hong Kong Island, a police spokesman said. Police will conduct a crackdown on jaywalking and other traffic offences- dubbed 'Operation Foxfire'. It is designed to reduce the number of accidents on Hong Kong Island- which have ...

  8. Police arrest driver involved in fatal traffic accident in Yuen Long

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 4.25pm: Police have arrested a 21-year-old driver who was involved in a fatal traffic accident which killed a 19-year-old man in Yuen Long on Monday morning. Shortly after 6.20am, a car driven by a 40-year-old man was travelling west, along Hung Tak Road, a spokesman said. It reportedly crashed into another car driven by a man- aged 21- upon reaching ...

  9. Wan Chai protest over flyover, tunnel for new Hopewell tower

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... planned to connect the 55-storey hotel tower with Kennedy Road would worsen traffic congestion and affect their quality of life. Led by Wan Chai district councillor Peggy Lee Pik-yee, ... Shiu-kwan said Kennedy Road was too narrow for more traffic, and it was unreasonable that two private housing sites would have their slopes cut to allow hotel access. A spokeswoman ...

  10. Three-car collision at flyover site

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... with the first day that police were expected to clamp down on traffic violations at the site following a week-long grace period for motorists to adapt to changes. Police said the cars collided ... on the $73 million rebuilding of the flyover linking traffic from Wan Chai and the Cross Harbour Tunnel to Gloucester Road. Even though large signs warn drivers of the new traffic arrangement, ...




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