Hanoi to conduct zoning to reduce traffic congestion

Hanoi is mulling two different options to restrict the use of motorbikes in the city before the 2030 ban. 

In the first option, motorbikes will be restricted in 12 urban districts including Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Ba Dinh and five rural districts of Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Hoai Duc, Thanh Tri and Dan Phuong from 2030. The option has some shortcomings including difficulties in organising traffic flow, building parking lots and transit stations.

The second option based on beltways has been implemented in Singapore, London and China’s Guangzhou, according to TDSI. Among five beltway roads of Hanoi that will be constructed by 2030, beltway road No.3 meets all standards to apply a motorbike ban. 

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