Ha Noi tackles 40 traffic hot spots (12-08-2009) HA NOI — Congestions at 40 hotspots in the capital has been eased due to the re-routing of traffic over the last four months, said deputy head of the municipal Transport Department's Inspectorate Hoang Van Manh. Statistics released by the department at the beginning of this year showed that the city had 124 long-standing traffic congestion hotspots. 'An interdisciplinary study by the municipal police and the department suggested synchronous measures to relieve traffic congestion, such as re-routing traffic and increasing people's awareness of alternative routes," Manh said. He said the Buoi - Hoang Quoc Viet area in Ba Dinh District used to be notorious for traffic jams. To improve traffic flow in the area, he said a temporary road linking the To Lich River and Buoi Road was built. The next stage involved improving traffic flow in the Tran Duy Hung - Nguyen Chi Thanh intersection, he said. The third stage of the traffic-busting … [Read more...] about Ha Noi tackles 40 traffic hot spots
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$1.5m to be spent on easing traffic jams in capital city (27-08-2009) Traffic at Kim Ma-Ngoc Khanh intersection in Ha Noi has been eased after rerouting work. Work on easing traffic jams at many of the capital's most congested intersections will be carried out under a new $1.5 million project. — VNS Photo Viet Thanh HA NOI — Transport authorities will try to clear many of the capital's most congested traffic intersections following the municipal People's Committee's approval of VND27 billion (US$1.5 million) for the task. The funds will be used by the city's Transport Department to reroute traffic, repair roads and place traffic officers along 50 of the city's most congested routes, including the Mai Dong - Linh Nam, Long Bien - Xuan Quan, Nguyen Trai, Cau Dien - Nhon, Nhat Tan - Lac Long Quan, Hoe Thi - Nhon and Dao Tan - Buoi routes. The department began work on rerouting traffic at the sites in May. According to Nguyen Hoang Linh, deputy director of the … [Read more...] about $1.5m to be spent on easing traffic jams in capital city
Your say (07-03-2008) Nation needs better public transit to combat traffic mess The Viet Nam News readers who offered their views about the best way to defeat traffic congestion all agreed that improved public transport is the key to any solution. Today, we publish a sample of what they had to say. Dr Walter Molt, Ha Noi, writes: The capacity of any road is limited to the type of vehicles used on it. Traffic in Ha Noi and HCM City can still move because most people use motorbikes - 80 per cent in Ha Noi. The motorbike allows an incredible number of people to move and is seven times more efficient than the private car in the use of road space. Public transport by bus is 10 times more efficient. As more and more people move to the city and people have more money, which is good, more and more are using cars - yearly growth is 20 per cent - and this is not so good. Next week's topic: The stock market crisis The seemingly endless fall of the VN Index has prompted the … [Read more...] about Nation needs better public transit to combat traffic mess
Your say (24-10-2008) Too short to drive: Why not deal with the real traffic problems? Last week: We asked readers what they thought about the Ministry of Health's new regulations saying that people who weighed under 40kg and were under 1.45m tall would not be allowed to drive motorbikes above 50 cc. The ministry also said that those who were under 1.50m tall and weighed less than 40 kg would not be allowed to drive cars. Alvaro Covarrubias Lara, Chilean, Ha Noi The authorities' decision to filter-out prospective drivers according to weight, does not address the real issue. It makes more sense to control existing drivers' knowledge of basic driving regulations, such as respecting red lights, right of way, traffic direction - and to check that they have a valid licence. The Government can also start by educating teenage children about legal, courteous and defensive driving, even before they go to driving school. In Ha Noi, traffic violations are shocking. Graham Bassett, … [Read more...] about Too short to drive: Why not deal with the real traffic problems?
Transport authorities will try to clear many of the capital’s most congested traffic intersections following the municipal People’s Committee’s approval of 27 billion VND (1.5 million USD) for the task. The funds will be used by the city’s Transport Department to reroute traffic, repair roads and place traffic officers along 50 of the city’s most congested routes, including the Mai Dong-Linh Nam , Long Bien-Xuan Quan, Nguyen Trai, Cau Dien-Nhon, Nhat Tan-Lac Long Quan, Hoe Thi-Nhon and Dao Tan-Buoi routes. The department began work on rerouting traffic at the sites in May. According to Nguyen Hoang Linh, deputy director of the department, during the past three months of work, traffic had been eased at 40 congested areas. The department had asked the committee to provide 60 billion VND (3.4 million USD) for the work to reduce traffic jams, including the rerouting of congested routes and construction of flyover bridges for pedestrians. However, … [Read more...] about 1.5 million USD to be spent on easing traffic jams in Hanoi