Vietnam's cities were not built for cars

September 30, 2022 | 10:32 pm PT
Vietnam's cities were not built for cars
Cars get stuck in a traffic jam along with motorbikes on Hoang Van Thu Street of HCMC's Tan Binh District, August 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Lack of planning for road and parking space makes cars an unfit choice in Vietnamese cities, readers commented.

"One of Vietnam's greatest charms is that the towns and cities were not built for cars. Vietnam's cities have an intimate character that is rare in the world. This will inevitably end, but it's idiotic to rush the end by banning motorbikes and making no space for pedestrians or public transit."

"I wonder how can it be that Vietnam citizens can buy cars as many as they want without a prospect or calculated prediction of usable car parking space by the authorities?? Where is your middle management to calculate this?"
Stephan Belovski

"These will get worse, especially with the government encouraging cars sales for income on taxes and have little or no plan on road and parking space. Let see next 5 years from now?"

"What about buying a smaller car, if any? SUVs should be banned from the cities!"
Ot Ze

"What about just riding a [motorbike]??? Cars take up ALL the road.... The whole country will be gridlocked soon thanks to.... CARS."

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