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  • Jul 26, 2014
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En route to fast growth

From the growth of the earliest civilisations to modern nation building and infrastructure development, road building has always been essential to a nation's coherency and its ability to grow, and there has always been a special place in history for the builders of roads.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Experts question need for speed in transport policy

Researchers from the mainland's top scientific institution have criticised some government officials' obsession with speed, calling for more resources to be allocated to the development of slower transportation.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Five hurt on pedestrian crossing

A four-year-old boy and his mother were among five people injured yesterday when hit by a truck on a Sheung Shui pedestrian crossing.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

My horror car trip from Shanghai to Changsha

It was dark, cold and drizzle kept coming down.

The road was slippery. Ice, several centimetres thick, had covered the entire highway, forcing the traffic to a crawl. Drivers had to measure every move to avoid crashing.

The going was as slow as it was tortuous.

Driving slowly, however, did not guarantee a smooth passage.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Roadworks misery for 3 more years

String of excavations scheduled for busy Central and Western thoroughfares

Residents, businesses and motorists in a busy Central area - already plagued by noise, dust and congestion from a string of excavations - face more of the same and worse for at least three more years.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

City briefs

Pedestrian hurt trying to flee path of runaway car

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it...

A Sheung Wan resident said his district councillors are promoting 'the Beautification of Hollywood Road', yet some left their giant campaign and political posters hanging in the street for months.

12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Rights of passage

In the Dongcheng district, on a stretch of road called Chaonei Beixiaojie, a featureless length of concrete wall is broken up by a great iron gate. In this gate is a small slot, cut at eye level. Exactly at eye level, as it turns out - for behind the slot there is a pair of eyes.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Slope works

B. Park wrote about roadworks on Magazine Gap Road, in the letter headlined 'Works pose danger' (South China Morning Post, September 6).

Our site inspection the following day revealed that the works referred to were near Magazine Gap Road's junction with Peak Road.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Works pose danger

Some months ago, roadworks were carried out at the top of Magazine Gap Road, which involved the laying of a new culvert on the northern side. This has been done so badly, with a rough mound of concrete left behind for some 20 metres on the roadway, that it forces the upbound motorist to drive on to the centre white line to avoid it.

6 Sep 2002 - 12:00am