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Summary: Antonio Da Roza, Jessica Hefes

Originally reported: SCMP

Date: 6/2/10

Originally: 05/03/05


Electronic road pricing instead of reclamation to ease congestion [1]

Clear the Air called for the Town Planning Board to consider electronic road pricing as an alternative after the Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands said the public was facing a choice between reclamation and congestion. Clean the Air cited overseas experience as a “guaranteed success” in relieving traffic congestion. A Government study conducted on ERP in 2001 suggested that traffic in the central business district could be reduced by 24% if a charge of $80 was imposed on vehicles. However, the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau insisted the bypass was still needed as ERP alone cannot effectively handle the congestion problem.

Endnote

  1. Greens Plead For Tolls To Kill Bypass. SCMP, 05/03/05

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