Heavy traffic in Central. Private cars carry fewer passengers, and have higher emission rates per capita than public transport. Photo: Sam Tsang

Charge big polluters more under Hong Kong’s electronic road pricing scheme

Loong Tsz-Wai says congestion fees need to vary depending on how green a vehicle is, to account for the social costs of congestion and help persuade more people to use public transport

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Heavy traffic in Central. Private cars carry fewer passengers, and have higher emission rates per capita than public transport. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Loong Tsz-wai

Loong Tsz-wai

Loong Tsz-wai is the community relations manager at Clean Air Network and a member of the Environment Bureau’s Air Quality Objectives review working group. He has an academic background in molecular biotechnology. He has curated projects and campaigns against air pollution, as well as those on city planning, social housing, public space and community development.