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Traffic in HK seems pretty good overall

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    They can only raise their prices within the boundaries of the scheme of control. IF the CHT tolls increased more traffic would be diverted and they would have to reduce their prices to stay within the limits of the scheme of control.
    No effect on actual traffic volume though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cho-man
    No effect on actual traffic volume though...
    During the WTO event of 2005 the cost differential between the tunnels was closed by subsidising the privately managed tunnels. There was a significant change in volumes of traffic. If the CHT was raised to $40 then the WHT would probably have to drop their prices by $10 as they would be making too much money.

    Interestingly the recent proposals from the TD on what to do with tunnel pricing looked to increase overall traffic which seemed a little strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    do you drive regularly? if yes, where? certain jam areas I will avoid ( got stuck in MK/yau ma tei for 50 minutes there, another 35 minutes going away, 2 weeks ago it was a bit horrible.

    I drive weekly, mostly north nt to hung hom and tst on weekends, rarely bad traffic jam, will be slightly congested on my route, but nothing longer than 10 minutes.

    I note cross harbor tunnel is a nightmare 80% of the time
    I drive regularly in London, but not regularly in Hong Kong. I noticed that on a lot of weekday evenings and weekends, HK Island roads seem relatively empty (e.g. Kennedy Town, Central, Sheung Wan, Causeway Bay) compared to Central London. Central London on a weekend would be relatively gridlocked (especially around Harrods in Knightsbridge, Piccadilly Circus etc.).

    Hence, I may have anecdotally gotten the impression that HK roads look relatively empty at the weekend

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