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Hà Nội’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be ready in the next two weeks. This is among several public transport projects aimed to help the city reduce traffic jams.
Hà Nội will also take measures to restrict motor vehicles and taxis on some streets and overpasses during rush hours to facilitate the new service.
The BRT system is based on the idea that buses can travel faster and more efficiently on lanes of their own. Other vehicles are not allowed to use these lanes or park near BRT stations where passengers get on and off.
Motorbikes and taxies were restricted to make way for BRT, and this means that some roads will be hit by traffic jams and some commuters will struggle to find taxis.
What do you think about the measure? Will it help reduce traffic jams?
Once the BRT kicks off, will you try it?
Besides the measure, do you have any other initiative to help reduce traffic jams in the capital?
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