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Old July 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM   #101
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94,000 shouldn't be a problem on a modern-alignment 2x3 expressway. However, from the looks of it, the Lam Kam Road Interchange has only 2x2 through lanes, that would be a problem with 94,000 vehicles per day.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 04:00 AM   #102
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94,000 shouldn't be a problem on a modern-alignment 2x3 expressway. However, from the looks of it, the Lam Kam Road Interchange has only 2x2 through lanes, that would be a problem with 94,000 vehicles per day.
2x2 with non-standard lanes are the problem.

some time the average daily traffic is a misleading factor in determining the number of lanes needed, the rush hour demand also plays a factor in the decision. do you want rush hours that last like 3 hours long with reduced hourly capacity, or only 2 hours when the capacity is increase by a third? both scenarios can carry the exact same amount of daily traffic, but the traffic operation depends how the traffic is distributed throughout the day.

that is the traffic demand is not a constant at 3,900 veh. per hour for 24 hour assuming daily traffic = 94,000, but actual the traffic flow can be 6,000 veh per hour during the rush hour, but less than 1,000 during the night time. the infrastructure can't design for the average 3,900 veh per hour, but it needs to fulfill the rush hour demand instead.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #103
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Old July 14th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #104
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TAC discusses benefits of Tsing Sha Highway and cycling facilities
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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The Transport Advisory Committee (TAC) was briefed today (June 22) on the use and benefits of the Tsing Sha Highway since its full commissioning in December 2009.

TAC Chairman Ms Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said the TAC was pleased to learn that the completion of the Tsing Sha Highway had shortened the journey time between many regions served by the route, and a large proportion of medium/heavy goods vehicles and container vehicles have been diverted to it instead of passing through residential areas. With the Tsing Sha Highway in place, the capacity constraints at Lion Rock Tunnel, Tate's Cairn Tunnel as well as Cheung Tsing Tunnel have also been relieved.

Members were also briefed on the various measures being taken or considered by the Transport Department (TD) to improve existing cycling facilities and to promote cycling safety in Hong Kong.

Measures being pursued include a consultancy study to review the existing cycle track networks in the nine existing new towns with a view to linking up isolated segments, replacement of steel bollards with plastic collapsible bollards which are safer for cyclists, development of a new design guideline for cycle tracks with more user-friendly configurations and provision of additional cycle parking spaces at major transport hubs in the New Territories, etc.

"The TAC recognised and supported the measures undertaken and encouraged the Government to continue its work on promoting cycling safety," Ms Cheng said.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:40 PM   #105
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Old August 14th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #106
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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #107
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Old October 17th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #108
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Can't wait to drive on your amazing urban expressways.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #109
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Some impressive views, but the video is too fast. It's more enjoyable when you have more time than a split-second to watch the skyline.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #110
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Old April 14th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #111
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Party piles on pressure as work halts over road fears
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Work at a construction site near a section of the Island Eastern Corridor _ where a bridge pillar suffered ``abnormal movements'' _ involved the use of a cheaper method of piling than required, the Democratic Party said.

The piling may cause subsidence in the area near the Island Eastern Corridor- Hing Fat Street slip road, the party warned yesterday.

A basement car park next to the corridor is being relocated as part of the construction work for the Central-Wan Chai bypass.

The work has now been suspended.

Highways director Peter Lau Ka-keung said the corridor is structurally safe, but the department found that the nine supports for the pillar have slightly deformed and moved sideways by one to two centimeters.

Democratic Party Eastern district councillor Andrew Chiu Ka-yin - citing a source from a construction company - accused the contractor of the car-park project of installing prebored H piles, which can cause subsidence, not bored piles.

Chiu said he went to the construction site last Tuesday and saw only prebored H piles.

``The installation process of the prebored H pile will absorb parts of the soil and it would cause subsidence. On the other hand, bored piles would not absorb soil,'' he said.

Chiu added that he was told by the source that one of the tender conditions required the contractor to use bored piles, not the prebored ones.

``The cost of prebored H piles is lower than the bored piles by 40 to 50 percent. I wonder whether the government knows that its contractor changed the pile installation method,'' he said.

Chiu also said subsidence can break underground gas and water pipes.

He added the subsidence caused by installing the incorrect piles may explain the movement detected in the problem pillar.

The contractor, Lam Woo and Co, did not reply to The Standard.

Meanwhile, Yang Jun, a geotechnical engineering associate professor from the University of Hong Kong, said it is important for contractors to take into account all the possible effects of piling work.

The Highways Department put supporting plates between the bridge and the pillar to further protect the structure.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #112
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@hkskyline

a few months ago, you posted an article on illegal street racers (wherein police tried to form a roadblock to stop them).

Are these the kind of people whom you are mentioning:




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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #113
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^ Yes, but if I want speed I'd fly an airplane.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #114
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But you can't always move that fast (unless you have that much money to ride an airplane every week...........or if you ride Airport Express Train every day).

Btw:
The Speed Limit for Route 8 (yeah the one with Stonecutters Bridge) is 110 km/h (highest speed limit in Hong Kong atm). Does it apply for the entire route or is it only for North Lantau?
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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #115
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Are Hong Kong number plates recognised in mainland China? And Chinese plates in Hong Kong?
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Old August 17th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #116
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No, you need to get the plate of the other authority to drive in it, Mainland China doesn't allow foreign registered cars to drive in it (including Hong Kong and Macau), except for in one town on the Russian border.

I wonder if once the bridge from Hong Kong to Macau and Canton is built, if cars from Hong Kong and Macau will need plates from each other, as it may just be a Mainland China policy which HK and Macau answer to by requiring the same to Mainland Chinese vehicles
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:41 AM   #117
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LCQ13: Road management and repair works
Government Press Release
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Following is a question by the Hon Kam Nai-wai and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, in the Legislative Council today (November 9):

Question:

Regarding road maintenance, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the number of complaints or reports received about roads in need of maintenance in each of the past five years, together with a breakdown by the channel through which the complaint or report was made and the 18 District Council districts; of the time normally needed for the relevant government departments to handle the complaints or reports and repair the roads concerned upon receipt of such complaints or reports;

(b) of the respective details of the manpower, budget, actual expenditure, random checks and monitoring work involved in road maintenance and handling of the relevant complaints or reports in each of the past five years; and

(c) whether any mechanism is in place at present to check and monitor road conditions; if so, of the details of the manpower, budget, actual expenditure, random checks and monitoring work involved in each of the past five years; if not, the reasons for that, and how it ensures that roads are in good conditions?

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President,

The reply to the three parts of the question is as follows:

(a) According to the record of the Highways Department (HyD), there were 5 551, 5 153, 6 446, 5 678 and 5 750 complaints or reports received about roads in need of maintenance between 2006 and 2010, and the breakdown by the 18 District Council districts and the channels through which the complaints or reports were made are listed in Table 1 and Table 2 respectively.

According to the performance pledge set by the HyD, the Department will reply to public complaints or enquires within seven working days upon receipt. For complicated cases involving other departments, initial replies will be provided within seven working days, while detailed replies will be provided after obtaining information from the relevant departments.

If a case concerns road safety (such as obstacles on expressways or pot holes on carriageways, cycling tracks and footpaths), the HyD undertakes to clear the obstacles on expressways within eight hours upon receipt of the reports concerned, and complete the repair works of pot holes on carriageways, cycling tracks and footpaths within 48 hours to ensure the safety of road users.

(b) and (c) At present, the HyD adopts road management and repair works contract approach to engage qualified contractors for carrying out the routine road inspection, repair and maintenance works, so that the roads can be ensured to be kept in good conditions. The contract requires contractors to deploy staff to carry out regular safety inspections for the roads. Expressways carrying high-speed traffic and high traffic throughput are inspected daily; while trunk roads and other primary distributor roads in urban areas are inspected weekly. This kind of safety inspection aims to identify, as early as possible, defects that are likely to pose dangers or cause inconvenience to the public, and arrange for repair works and follow up actions.

In addition, contractors also conduct detailed inspections for all types of road once every six months. This kind of detailed inspection aims to determine the detailed surface and structural conditions of footpaths and collect relevant data for planning mid- and long-term repair works so that maintenance could be done in an organised manner for preventive purpose.

To ensure that the contractors' performance and quality of inspection, repair and maintenance satisfy the requirements, the HyD will conduct audits, on a sampling basis, on the road sections which have been inspected by the contractors. Apart from auditing the roads inspected by contractors on a sampling basis, the HyD also carry out surprise inspections of contractors by conducting independent inspections in each district without advance notice. Any defects found on the road facilities or defect reports received from the public will be brought to the attention of the contractors immediately so that they can take follow-up actions and arrange for repair works. The HyD will monitor the progress of repair works to ensure that damaged facilities will be rectified as early as possible.

The manpower, budget and actual expenditure involved in road repair works and handling of complaints or reports concerned by the HyD in each of the past 5 years are listed in Table 3.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #118
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What code does Hong Kong use? HK?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #119
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Yes - HK or HKG would be fine.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #120
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It can't have two offcial codes can it? It could have none though, I'll check

Edit: It's HK
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