Why is Hong Kong’s Transport Dep’t putting cars ahead of people?

Lockdown and stay home, the lessons of Covid-19, have prompted soul-searching worldwide on the future of cities. From Europe to the US, environmentalists and urbanists are exploring a concept that would give residents everything they need within minutes of their front doors. They call it the 15-minute city. Walking, biking and public transport will be the major mode of travelling for meeting friends, shopping, accessing services and going to work. Access, proximity and safety are the guiding principles of planning. Advocates describe the concept as new utopian. Cities across the globe are lear…

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