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    Traffic in HK seems pretty good overall

    Compared to other cities, such as London or Beijing, vehicle traffic in HK Island seems pretty good - especially at the weekend (which would be a heavy time for central London). Have I missed the traffic or overall is it pretty good in Hong Kong?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dossier
    Compared to other cities, such as London or Beijing, vehicle traffic in HK Island seems pretty good - especially at the weekend (which would be a heavy time for central London). Have I missed the traffic or overall is it pretty good in Hong Kong?
    Pretty good overal. A few black spot (HungHom tunnel at peak hours), some parts of central or cwb at peak hours but yeah overall pretty good.


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    I'm waiting for TB to come in and say HK traffic is the worst ever......

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    Delhi, Jakarta too name a few are bad but Dhaka was the worst traffic that I have ever been in my whole life, 30 km ride took 3 hours each way, one time took 4 hours to get back to hotel FFS.

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    If you would like some light reading then this report was recently accepted by the transport bureau from their principle advisory committee

    http://www.thb.gov.hk/eng/boards/tra...ng_C_cover.pdf

    Even with the building of new roads the average car journey speed in urban areas dropped by about 11% from 25.6 km/h in 2003 to 22.7 km/h in 2013 where London is around 24 km/m.

    Given Hong Kong has a much higher vehicle ownership rate per Km of road the generally free flowing traffic outside the known politically too sensitive congestion hotspots is pretty impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast

    Given Hong Kong has a much higher vehicle ownership rate per Km of road the generally free flowing traffic outside the known politically too sensitive congestion hotspots is pretty impressive.
    Hong Kong is listed #114 in this list of car ownership statistics

    List of countries by vehicles per capita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Seems not very high..
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    East coast has been told this before Rote, but for some reason she thinks that car ownership is high over here. Never quite understood why though.

    To me, HK has a VERY high concentration of heavy commercial vehicles on the road,, many more times than what I am used to seeing elsewhere I have lived. Kind of understandable, when majority of people here DONT own/drive a car, also highlighted by one of the worlds highest public transport adoption/useage rates per capita, in the first world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRotavator
    Hong Kong is listed #114 in this list of car ownership statistics

    Seems not very high..


    A better measure is probably the vehicles per Km of road available to use

    Vehicle ownership has gone up a lot since this chart was published.
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    How many commercial vehicles ie diesel vans, light/heavy trucks and buses are on the road at any one time of the day in the HKG, Easty ?

    lets compare that stat to other first world cities...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook
    East coast has been told this before Rote, but for some reason she thinks that car ownership is high over here. Never quite understood why though.
    Easty is a SHE, Holy frack frack WTF

    No wonder she bombards us with data, she would do well as a research assistant.
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