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Vietnam capital sets target to ban motorbikes – BBC News

Officials in Hanoi want to ease congestion by making city centre streets motorbike-free by 2025. Officials in Hanoi are aiming to ban motorbikes from the city centre within 10 years, it’s reported. The local government wants streets to be motorbike-free by 2025 as part of efforts to tackle congestion, the …

Thai drunk drivers may serve stint as morgue helpers

BANGKOK (AP) — To try to combat the carnage on the country’s roads during the annual weeklong traditional New Year’s holiday celebration, Thai authorities are going gory: Drunk drivers and repeat traffic offenders may be sent to work in hospital morgues to see the fruits of their irresponsibility. The Songkran …

Paralysed | The Economist

Why Nigeria’s largest city is even less navigable than usual TRAFFIC is a way of life in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city. Home by some counts to over 20m people, it is among the most notoriously congested places in the world. The “go-slow” piles up long before dawn as businessmen …

Bangkok braces as Thai protesters set for shutdown

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators were preparing Sunday to occupy major intersections of Thailand’s congested capital in what they say is an effort to shut down Bangkok, a plan that has raised fears of violence that could trigger a military coup. The protesters are trying to force caretaker Prime Minister …