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  1. News - China Insider - TRAFFIC

    Beijing sees 55km-long traffic jam as tourists flock in for May Day holiday

    Posted May 01st 2014, 06:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... stalled by heavy traffic snarls. Massive streams of people going in and out of Beijing yesterday caused major congestion in China’s capital, as the nation kick-started the three-day public ... headed towards suburban tourist resorts, making traffic much worse than normal.  The worst traffic jam was on the Beijing-Tibet expressway, where cars heading out of town have been stuck since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1501705/beijing-sees-55km-long-stretch-traffic-amid-may-day-holiday
  2. Planners want traffic cut back on Des Voeux Road Central to allow only pedestrians and trams

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:23pm

    ... business district should be turned into a traffic-free zone – with the exception of trams – where pedestrians and office workers can breathe cleaner air and enjoy open space, the Hong Kong ... except necessary traffic such as security vans, delivery vans and emergency vehicles. Bus routes would be diverted to Connaught Road and nearby streets so that only trams and pedestrians would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1499210/planners-want-traffic-cut-back-des-voeux-road-central-allow-only-pedestrians-and
  3. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Put pedestrians first when road planning, group urges

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:54pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Officials are forcing people into the path of traffic by ignoring needs of the majority to focus on the 7.5 per cent who own a car, say campaigners Where ... and there is not even a crossing near the shrine, residents say, despite the two banyans drawing huge crowds seeking good luck, especially during the Lunar New Year. In the worst traffic accident to occur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580534/put-pedestrians-first-road-planning
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Town planners must put pedestrians first

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with narrow pavements and truncated footpaths. Inadequate crossings in some areas also force impatient pedestrians to jaywalk. To minimise disruption to heavy traffic at some junctions, footbridges ... planning has resulted in any traffic accidents. But with some 3,000 pedestrian-related injuries and deaths a year over the past five years, the question is a valid one. Admittedly, better designs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581938/town-planners-must-put-pedestrians-first
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Companies flee high rents and traffic in prime Beijing areas

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:51am by Celine Sun

    ... central business zones to remote new office areas to escape punishing traffic and high rents. "Geographically, office options in Beijing are decentralising," said Martin Chavez, head ... well established companies. They don't mind moving to a relatively remote place where traffic jams are not that serious and rents are only two-thirds or even half [of those in prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1494671/companies-flee-high-rents-and-traffic-prime-beijing-areas
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hotel will create more hazards for people using Lugard Road green trail

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... will be forced to eat all their meals out, increasing traffic on the trail. There is also laundry, refuse and other vehicle deliveries which will be required. The owner estimated 52 staff and guests ... and it is dangerous and unnecessary to add more vehicle traffic to this well-used pedestrian and heritage trail enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Also, hotels are prone to fires. Emergency vehicle access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581269/hotel-will-create-more-hazards-people-using-lugard-road-green-trail
  7. News - China - BROADCASTING

    China's pirate radio stations threaten passenger jet safety: Xinhua

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:04pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Output could disrupt air traffic control signals, according to experts quoted by state media Pirate radio stations pose 'threat to aviation safety' Law enforcement agencies have uncovered pirate radio stations operating in big cities and provinces using equipment that could disrupt communications between pilots and air traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580528/pirate-radio-stations-uncovered-mainland-equipment-seized
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Occupy Central activists will face quarter of Hong Kong's 28,000-strong police force

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:54pm by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... move is to prepare for the event of mass arrests if our temporary holding centre fails to accommodate all detainees," he said. The Transport Department would help plan traffic diversions if traffic was paralysed, while the fire services and paramedics would also be on standby. Frontline officers had been told to cancel their leave on August 31, and during the Mid-Autumn Festival from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573870/quarter-police-force-lined-tackle-occupy-central-activists
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kennedy Road residents condemn amended Hopewell hotel project

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Campaigners fear traffic will worsen on Kennedy Road, and claim the amended Hopewell development is a far cry from a previous agreement Residents condemn ... a 1,500-seat "convention theatre" has also angered residents who fear it will worsen traffic congestion on Kennedy Road- a mid-density residential neighbourhood- and on Queens Road East near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577878/kennedy-road-residents-condemn-amended-hopewell-hotel-project
  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Shanghai, Hangzhou airports back to normal as weather clears up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 01:37pm by Nectar Gan

    ... in the region cleared up, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority said in an update on its website. The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau said all operations at Shanghai’s Pudong and Hongqiao international airports as well as Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan airport had returned to normal in the afternoon. Some routes had also regained their usual levels of air traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561087/major-flight-delays-expected-shanghai-due-bad-weather

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