Over the years, road speeds have fallen while vehicle numbers are growing faster than road space. Photo: Bloomberg Over the years, road speeds have fallen while vehicle numbers are growing faster than road space. Photo: Bloomberg
Over the years, road speeds have fallen while vehicle numbers are growing faster than road space. Photo: Bloomberg
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Political inertia the most pernicious cause of road congestion in Hong Kong

Philip Bowring finds an official report on ways to ease our congested roads underwhelming in its modesty, which pinpoints the real problem - a lack of political will

Over the years, road speeds have fallen while vehicle numbers are growing faster than road space. Photo: Bloomberg Over the years, road speeds have fallen while vehicle numbers are growing faster than road space. Photo: Bloomberg
Over the years, road speeds have fallen while vehicle numbers are growing faster than road space. Photo: Bloomberg
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Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring

Philip Bowring has been based in Asia for 39 years writing on regional financial and political issues. He has been a columnist for the South China Morning Post since the mid-1990s and for the International Herald Tribune from 1992 to 2011. He also contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, www.asiasentinel.com, a website of which he is a founder, and elsewhere. Prior to 1992 he was with the weekly Far Eastern Economic Review, latterly as editor.