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Road Transport

Pedestrians feel the squeeze from cars and planners

When urban planner Peter Cookson-Smith steps out of his Wan Chai office, he does not like what he sees.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Best of both worlds

The Nissan Murano was first launched in North America as a 'crossover', combining the size and ruggedness of a sports utility vehicle and the manoeuvrability and comfort of a saloon car. First launched in Hong Kong in October 2008, the Murano has 'established a strong following' here, according to Nissan dealer Honest Motors.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Privacy promised in new traffic monitoring

The government will protect the public's privacy when it tests four new devices for tracking real-time traffic on the streets, lawmakers were told yesterday.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shenzhen drivers face new toll

Shenzhen plans to begin charging motorists congestion fees after the third phase of its subway network is completed in 2016.

The city announced last week that there were two million registered vehicles on its streets, the second highest in any mainland city, trailing only Beijing.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shanghai car parks ... a space odyssey

Shanghai held a public consultation last month on a draft plan to relieve its chronic shortage of car parking spaces. But even if it is implemented, the plan is unlikely to be of much help.

The city government is considering ways to better use car parks in residential compounds after people drive their cars to work.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

There's more than canals and bicycles to friendly Amsterdam

Amsterdam turned out to be a great European family holiday for this writer and has a lot to offer those travelling with a child or two.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

From GP to school run

Subaru's popularity in Hong Kong grew with no-nonsense Imprezas, functional Forester wagons and brutish, rally-tested WRX STI, with rear spoilers as big as bookcases.

In recent years, the Japanese marque has refined its designs and shown how its saloons can be speedy safety cars at the Macau Grand Prix, and still be sufficiently comfortable for school and supermarket runs.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

No evidence to say mainland motorists will drive us crazy

There's been much ado about mainland drivers entering Hong Kong, a lot of it based on assuming they are worse than Hong Kong drivers or at least unable to adjust to rules of the road here.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am