Hanoi plan to ban motorbikes by 2030 to combat congestion

The government worries that the vibrant economy could make congestion in the city centre even worse, hoping to replace the vehicles with public transport and push bikes.

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    Motorbikes are the way to go in Vietnam.

    It is estimated that the capital, Hanoi, alone has more than five million motorcycles and scooters.

    But the brakes are being put on the two-wheeler boom.

    They are now being banned from the city to reduce congestion and pollution.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Hanoi.


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