Shenzhen to limit new vehicle registrations
Shenzhen will be limiting the registration of new vehicles in and effort to ease traffic congestion that turn roads into large car parks. Traffic congestion is a serious problem, the amount of registered vehicles in Shenzhen have already reached 1.7 million cars last year.
With that large amount 300,000 more cars are added that are registered in different parts of the country, this make vehicle density in Shenzhen amounts to 300 cars per kilometer of road. T he city is now considering following Beijing in limiting the number of new registrations to help control traffic. Beijing have already started limiting new registration of vehicles, and this year it will only allow 240,000 vehicles to be registered. And registrations will be done by license plate lottery system.
In the past years Shenzhen roads have been rapidly congesting, and during the recent public holidays trunks roads and boulevards were jammed. Usually public holidays meant smooth traffic flow across the city but in recent years more are traveling to different ares to spend their holidays thus creating the congestion. Peak hour traffic were considered the worse, it will take a vehicle three hours just to cover six kilometers of road during the evening rush hours.
In 2009 China have already overtaken the United States as the biggest car market, with new vehicles sales reaching 13.6 million cars.