Then secretary for transport Alan Scott (second from right) discusses congestion charges at a district board meeting in the mid 1980s. Photo: SCMP

Electronic road pricing needed to keep traffic moving on Hong Kong’s congested roads, says former transport chief who first pushed scheme more than 30 years ago

  • In March 1983, Alan Scott announced plans for pilot scheme on electronic road pricing to fix chaotic traffic problems
  • But project faced opposition and full implementation was frozen in December 1985
Topic |   Transport and logistics

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Then secretary for transport Alan Scott (second from right) discusses congestion charges at a district board meeting in the mid 1980s. Photo: SCMP
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