Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2015-07-27 | Sing Tao

Putting a price on congestion

The Transport Advisory Committee has proposed a dozen suggestions to ease traffic jams, among which, raising vehicle registration tax and license fee, as well as introducing Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) are the highlights. ERP, or congestion charging has also been introduced in some cities, which effectively reduces traffic jams via the principle of ‘user pay’. This week, the Centre’s analysis discusses the feasibility of implementing ERP in Hong Kong in conjunction with traffic management solutions by taking a glimpse into Singapore, the pioneer in implementing an ERP system.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.