• Short Summary

    A radical new traffic scheme, designed to beat Singapore's city-centre congestion, came into operation on Monday (2 June), and proved an immediate success.

  • Description

    A radical new traffic scheme, designed to beat Singapore's city-centre congestion, came into operation on Monday (2 June), and proved an immediate success.

    The scheme, which restricts rush-hour entry into the city centre to motorists who have paid a three dollar (55 pence sterling) daily levy, cut average commuting time by about a third.

    The restricted zone covers a two-and-a-half-mile-square radius.

    Motorists who want to avoid paying the levy are being offered a "park and ride" service, under which they can leave their vehicles in one of 15 car parks outside the central business district and travel in by a fast shuttle bus.

    But not many took advantage of this offer, and some of the car parks were only three-quarters full and the shuttle buses were under-used.

    It is believed many commuters chose to travel by normal bus routes or outside the rush hour. Others travelled four (or more) to a car, which entitled them to exemption from the levy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74NIB6FHAY0O6GWN8TP17XMF
    Media URN:
    VLVA74NIB6FHAY0O6GWN8TP17XMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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