If the definition of a developed society is one where rich people take public transport, Hong Kong remains backward, socially as well as technologically. Photo: Winson Wong
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

The rich in Hong Kong don’t take public transport. No wonder our road policies are a mess

  • The government’s inability to tackle our transport problems, from road congestion and illegally parked cars to the protectionist taxi trade and haphazard system of tunnel tolls, comes down to this: the upper classes, including senior bureaucrats, love their cars

TOP PICKS

If the definition of a developed society is one where rich people take public transport, Hong Kong remains backward, socially as well as technologically. Photo: Winson Wong
READ FULL ARTICLE
Des Voeux Road Central will be covered by the pilot scheme. Photo: Dickson Lee

14 streets in central Hong Kong to be covered by pilot electronic road pricing scheme, government paper says – but then document withdrawn for ‘technical reasons’

  • Transport bureau paper submitted to district council reveals for first time details of scheme, which government started studying in the 1980s
  • Proposal was supposed to be discussed at council meeting but item was removed from agenda and paper retracted
Topic |   Transport and logistics

TOP PICKS

Des Voeux Road Central will be covered by the pilot scheme. Photo: Dickson Lee
READ FULL ARTICLE