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Congestion Pricing

Bypass could halve levy for drive to Central

Huge fee if road pricing starts now

If the government introduced a congestion charge tomorrow it would have to sting drivers for HK$90 for each trip to Central - and that would deter only one in five from making the journey by road.

Sunday, 30 March, 2008, 12:00am

What other cities charge

Singapore charges between S$0.25 and S$10 (HK$1.40 to HK$56) per road Monday to Saturday from 7am to 10.30pm. Rates change every 20 minutes.

London charges GBP8 (HK$125) to enter the city centre between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and 6pm to 7am at weekends and holidays. Discounts are offered to some categories of driver.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

High levy a poor excuse for delaying electronic toll

Any road scheme that can reduce traffic and air pollution is bound to enjoy extensive support. Survey after survey has shown people are prepared to support tough measures - and pay for them - to improve the environment.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Pollution proposals

Use of colour-coding or number-coding scheme for high air pollution days.

Cancellation of events involving large crowds on high air pollution days.

Road pricing should be part of government policy to address air pollution.

Pollution output of vehicles and driving time should be considered when determining fees for road pricing.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am