• 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

    1.
    GV AND SV OF Traffic jam (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    SV Workmen erecting restricted-zone signs
    0.26

    3.
    SV People queueing and boarding buses (3 shots)
    0.43

    4.
    SV AND CU Driver buys permit and applies to car windscreen (3 shots)
    1.01

    5.
    GV Restricted-zone sign ZOOM TO GV OF Traffic flowing
    1.07

    6.
    SV City shuttle service buses through streets (2 shots)
    1.20



    Initials CL/0046 CL/0057



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA74NIB6FHAY0O6GWN8TP17XMF
    Media URN:
    VLVA74NIB6FHAY0O6GWN8TP17XMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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