Hanoi: ban motorbikes or reduce cars?

Hanoi’s municipal government may ban motorbikes from the streets of the Vienamese capital by 2025.
Transport authorities have unveiled a plan aimed at removing all motorbikes from the city’s streets.
Fast-economic growth has shaped Hanoi into a city of motorbikes. Currently there are more than 5 million motorized two-wheelers on roads.
It is estimated that by 2020 there will be more than 6 million motorbikes on the streets of the city.The populations in Hanoi is about 7 million.
Almost everyone has a motorbike to travel through the narrow streets and alleys, which are often too small to access by car, so it won’t be easy to convince people to ditch their motorbikes and jump on a bus instead.
Nevertheless,Experts suggested that to make traffic less jam,major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City should impose a ban on private cars rather than on motorbikes from downtown areas.
Cars cause 50 to 70 percent of urban traffic congestion.And 75 percent of traffic accidents are caused by cars.
Experts say the whole system could collapse following a surge in car ownership in Hanoi.

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