“Personal vehicles, especially motorcycles, are a means of earning a living for the majority of Vietnamese people. Therefore, restrictions on personal vehicles will affect people’s livelihoods. Why not set the target for major cities to ‘rapidly widen roads and move people out of them. In city centers, why not completely eliminate the problem of encroachment on sidewalks and impose measures to prevent people from ignoring the traffic rules which causes serious traffic jams?
I don’t think the bike is at fault. The first thing to adapt here is urban planning. We have not developed the infrastructure well, the population is still not very aware of traffic, the penalties for violating the highway code are neither strict nor sufficiently dissuasive, and the management of urban order is lax. . All this causes chaos in Vietnamese traffic. Of course, developing public transport is a very good thing, but it is also necessary to take inspiration from other countries, where the number of public vehicles is very large and travel fast, and where passengers rarely have to deal with pickpockets. »
“I live in HCMC and my child’s school is only about 3 km from my house. Under normal traffic conditions, if I take my child to school by motorbike, it takes about 30 minutes to get there and back. If you go by car, it’s a bit slower than a motorbike. If I take the bus, I have to walk from my house to the bus station, which takes about 10 minutes, and I have to wait for the bus for a while. The bus ride is also longer, about 25-30 minutes. So a one-way bus ride is on average about 35-40 minutes, and the round trip is just about almost the same.
In my case, considering time spent alone versus using personal transportation, time spent on public transportation will be almost three times longer. I don’t have enough time and patience, and for now I still use personal vehicles. I have been to Singapore several times and experienced the MRT and buses there. If I lived here, I definitely wouldn’t buy a personal vehicle because public transportation is very convenient and fast. »
Faculty of Tran Viet
“Ho Chi Minh City now has 12 million inhabitants and continues to grow. So why not prioritize moving the population to the suburbs by building infrastructure? When everything is concentrated in the big cities, traffic jams in are the inevitable consequence. Public transportation in our country is difficult to compare with Western countries. The density of roads, alleys and alley systems in Vietnam is also different. There are hundreds of thousands of alleys intertwined. population is too crowded in one place and unevenly distributed. The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are now only empty after 10 p.m..”
“If the urban area is properly developed, it will only take 5 minutes on foot to find all types of shops, then people will no longer need to ride motorbikes or personal cars. In addition, it is also necessary to plant more trees to protect pedestrians from the sun. If every major city has eight subway lines, the sidewalks are cleared so people can comfortably walk to the train station or bus stop in 5 minutes, then get from home to work or school will be easy. 5 to 10 minutes, anyone living more than 20 km away will only take 30 minutes instead of having to spend over an hour in traffic like now. There will be more space on the roads and it is also good for the environment. “