The number of private cars on Hong Kong’s roads now exceeds 600,000. Photo: Dickson Lee

Make Hong Kong’s traffic problems go away: ban the abusers

  • Instead of limiting car ownership across the board, Hong Kong should penalise errant drivers, starting with clamping down on illegal parking
Topic |   Transport and logistics

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The number of private cars on Hong Kong’s roads now exceeds 600,000. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Traffic at the exit point in Central of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link on January 20, the first day of operation of the 4.5km, HK$36 billion link built to ease chronic congestion along the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Photo: Dickson Lee

What Singapore can teach Hong Kong about traffic control: fewer cars and road pricing

  • The way to ease traffic is not by building roads and bypasses, but having fewer cars on the road. A faster new route often brings more users and hence more jams
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Traffic at the exit point in Central of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link on January 20, the first day of operation of the 4.5km, HK$36 billion link built to ease chronic congestion along the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Photo: Dickson Lee
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