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Gridlock

Traffic jams golden opportunity for Harman International

Harman International says increasing traffic congestion means more demand for audio equipment in cars. Photo: Harman International

The gridlock on the mainland's congested roads is a golden opportunity for David Jin, the chairman and president of Harman International Industries' China operations.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 7:01pm

The Spirit of Cities

The Spirit of Cities by Daniel A. Bell and Avner de-Shalit Princeton (e-book)

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Return to school may bring traffic chaos

Motorists should be prepared for a black Friday on the roads today as the new academic year begins for government schools and parents drive their children to school, police and the Transport Department have warned.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Showcase of leaders leaves little room for song and dance

Ever heard of Fat Albert? He's a character Bill Cosby dreamt up in the 1960s, who would later get his own 1972 television show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Officials could end avoidable gridlock

The thinking behind the changes made to Haiphong, Hankow, Ashley and Lock roads leaves a lot to be desired.

The widening of the pavements in Haiphong Road was definitely a much-needed improvement for the mass of pedestrians moving to and from the MTR station there.

The narrowing of Hankow Road from three lanes to one, could have disastrous consequences.

19 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Transport chaos looms

RESIDENTS of Happy Valley can breathe a sigh of relief: the Transport Department's controversial traffic plan to divert the long tail back of vehicles queueing to use the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in their district has been put on hold.

Critics pointed out it would merely divert the traffic jam from one district to another and, on this occasion at least, sanity has prevailed.

21 May 1995 - 12:00am

Managing traffic

TRAFFIC management is not as innocuous as it sounds. It often involves increases in transport costs, reductions in convenience for motorists and a degree of intrusion on personal mobility that undermines the very usefulness of the private car, other than as a status symbol.

9 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Radical measures to halt gridlock

HONG KONG is grinding to a halt. Already, the territory has more than 270 vehicles for every kilometre of road, one of the highest figures in the world, and the situation is getting worse, day by day.

Experts say it is only a matter of years before Hong Kong faces the sort of gridlock that already plagues London and New York.

4 Sep 1994 - 12:00am