Hazardous from any direction

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 October, 1997, 12:00am

Further to the letter from S. Parker of Stanley (South China Morning Post, October 16), regarding the 'new and improved' junction of Wong Nei Chung Gap Road and Tai Tam Reservoir Road, I would also like to comment on the extremely dangerous nature of all parts of this intersection.

From any direction this area is such a hazard.

Approaching from Happy Valley to go up to Parkview, the signpost on the left is obscured by trees and you have a matter of metres to quickly change into the right exit lane. From Deepwater Bay, if you wish to go to Repulse Bay, you must cross over three lanes whilst holding traffic at a standstill.

Twice I have been unable to do so and then needed to drive ahead all the way to the Stubbs Road roundabout and then come back! When you are coming down from Parkview to go to Repulse Bay, as S. Parker correctly stated, the view of approaching cars is not clear at all.

It seems, as an afterthought, the road is once again being altered as the engineers have realised the dangers. Will this be an improvement? It is certainly worse now than it was before the engineers interfered.

Secondly, I would like to comment on the playground at the bottom of Stubbs Road, behind the AIA Building. What a terrible shame that the beautiful garden and flowers were demolished to make way for this ghastly, badly-designed playground. Are parents or children ever consulted for ideas when playgrounds are designed? If this playground is ever patronised it will be out of lack of choice rather than for its attractiveness or usefulness.

A. LEUNG Stanley