A call for 'new thinking' on transport by a senior government adviser has been branded as useless by a taxi drivers' organisation. Transport Advisory Committee chairman Cheng Hon-kwan told a forum yesterday that new thinking needed to be adopted when developing transport policies for the new century. 'Under the new thinking, we should aim at practicality and timeliness. Completing roads earlier than expected and building roads that are too wide, are not efficient use of resources,' said Mr Cheng, who supported the development of more rail systems and pedestrian precincts. But a spokesman for the Hong Kong Kowloon Taxi and Lorry Owners' Association dismissed Mr Cheng's ideas as 'useless'. 'The problem we face is that roads are not built in time and are not wide enough,' he said. The Two-City Forum, at Graduate House in the University of Hong Kong yesterday, also heard the director-general of Taipei's Bureau of Transportation, Tsao Shou-min, say Taipei faced similar traffic problems to Hong Kong and it intended to develop mass-transit systems.