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Road Transport

Roundabouts only one option for junctions

We refer to the letters from David Lai ("A roundabout solution to traffic woes", October 23), Kevin Lee ("City's drivers puzzled by roundabouts", October 29) and Howard Cowley ("Roundabouts perfect for intersections", November 1).

Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 2:08am 2 comments

Nation's highways a nightmare for drivers over 'Golden Week"

Vehicles move slowly on a high-speed way on the eve of National Day holiday. Photo: Xinhua

The arrival of the eight-day-long National Day holiday last Sunday was greeted by The Beijing News with an editorial urging people to take it easy and not stress out on the roads if they wanted to have a happy holiday.

7 Oct 2012 - 9:58am

Failure to curb traffic congestion is the real cause for roadside pollution

Thomas London, in his article calling on the government to use budget surpluses to fund a rapid change to electric buses in Hong Kong, falls into the trap which many of the city's green groups have succumbed to ("HK must fast-track switch to electric buses", August 13).

Blaming old diesel buses and lorries for our appalling roadside pollution levels fails to target the real problem.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:14am

Time for Hong Kong to reclaim the streets

Over the past 30 years, the harbour has shrunk, towers have soared and towns have been raised from mudflats in the New Territories.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:56am

Mechanical excitement

The BRZ hasan aluminium bonnet, bulging front wheel arches, distinctive headlights,air vents and a smart hexagonal lower grille.

The new Subaru BRZ is sleek, fast, and a new rival for the Audi TT, BMW 1-Coupe and maybe the Porsche Cayman.

Launched at last November's Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows, the two-door 2+2 sports car was unveiled in Hong Kong at Festival Walk last month.

20 Aug 2012 - 10:19am

Luxury cars score poorly in new U.S. crash test

A Mercedes-Benz in a crash test.

Several luxury cars, including the top-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class, scored poorly in a new frontal crash test designed to mimic what happens when a car hits another vehicle, power pole or tree.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Rain-damaged roads cost billions

A section of highway damaged by the tropical storm.

Sections of nearly all national expressways in Gansu province have suffered dangerous subsidence following two months of heavy rain, forcing the government to spend billions of yuan on urgent repairs.

Tens of thousands of maintenance workers have had to be mobilised to complete all repairs by the end of next month, the provincial transport department said.

14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm

New engines race ahead

Smaller blocks again took the main honours at last month's car boffins' 'Oscars', the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards, in Stuttgart.

The best of last year's show was Fiat's 875cc TwinAir two-cylinder turbocharged unit in the Fiat 500.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Get this show off the road

Here's a big shout-out to the two thoughtful drivers involved in a little ding on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay the other day.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Look what's just around the bend

Zooming in on your own apartment is one of the joys of Google Street View. But the prodigious attempt to photograph where we live could be about to extend beyond mere novelty.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am