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TitleA study of traffic demand management, its economic/environmental impacts, and feasibility in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ng, P. [吳培文]. (2018). A study of traffic demand management, its economic/environmental impacts, and feasibility in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractTraffic congestion has been a serious problem in HK. Apart from the loss of time and monetary cost incurred on businesses, it also brings about a lot of environmental problems, like air/noise pollution. Traditional supply side solutions were proved to be ineffective; studies have shifted to focus on demand side solutions in recent years. This research aims at studying the three demand side solutions, namely road space rationing, congestion pricing and tradable congestion permit) in overseas cases, and research, over their implementation and effectiveness in environmental and economic aspects, and explore the feasibility of these Traffic Demand Management (TDMs) in HK. Prime focus is put on whether these solutions can resolve traffic congestion and its associated environmental problems. It is found that all these TDMs, with the exception of permanent implementation of road-space rationing are able to achieve the goal. According to interview survey and stakeholder engagement, congestion has been a worrying problem, while current measures adopted by the government are insufficient in solving congestion and its externalities, and thus addition solution should be considered. Surveyees showed support for congestion pricing and tradable congestion permit, yet oppose to road-space rationing. Stakeholders, however support any measures that will resolve traffic congestion. On the whole, all TDMs would be viable, despite the fact that all of the TDMs are subjected to social and political pressure, while some environmental elements can be added to minimize the environmental impacts caused by traffic and traffic congestion. Tradable congestion permit is considered to be a better solution from environmental perspective.
DegreeMaster of Science in Environmental Management
SubjectHong Kong - Traffic monitoring - China
Dept/ProgramEnvironmental Management
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/266581

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, Pui-man-
dc.contributor.author吳培文-
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-24T01:14:22Z-
dc.date.available2019-01-24T01:14:22Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationNg, P. [吳培文]. (2018). A study of traffic demand management, its economic/environmental impacts, and feasibility in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/266581-
dc.description.abstractTraffic congestion has been a serious problem in HK. Apart from the loss of time and monetary cost incurred on businesses, it also brings about a lot of environmental problems, like air/noise pollution. Traditional supply side solutions were proved to be ineffective; studies have shifted to focus on demand side solutions in recent years. This research aims at studying the three demand side solutions, namely road space rationing, congestion pricing and tradable congestion permit) in overseas cases, and research, over their implementation and effectiveness in environmental and economic aspects, and explore the feasibility of these Traffic Demand Management (TDMs) in HK. Prime focus is put on whether these solutions can resolve traffic congestion and its associated environmental problems. It is found that all these TDMs, with the exception of permanent implementation of road-space rationing are able to achieve the goal. According to interview survey and stakeholder engagement, congestion has been a worrying problem, while current measures adopted by the government are insufficient in solving congestion and its externalities, and thus addition solution should be considered. Surveyees showed support for congestion pricing and tradable congestion permit, yet oppose to road-space rationing. Stakeholders, however support any measures that will resolve traffic congestion. On the whole, all TDMs would be viable, despite the fact that all of the TDMs are subjected to social and political pressure, while some environmental elements can be added to minimize the environmental impacts caused by traffic and traffic congestion. Tradable congestion permit is considered to be a better solution from environmental perspective. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshHong Kong - Traffic monitoring - China-
dc.titleA study of traffic demand management, its economic/environmental impacts, and feasibility in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Environmental Management-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEnvironmental Management-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.date.hkucongregation2018-
dc.identifier.mmsid991044071095803414-

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