Uphill battle to beat traffic

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 June, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 June, 1993, 12:00am

WITH the large number of cars on the road, and the limited space for parking, one can understand the parking of vehicles on a street encouraging other road users to drive past them more carefully than usual.

However, what is annoying is the selfish use of space by garage repair shops and restaurants that provide valet parking and taxi stands in the confines of a very narrow and steep hill - particularly one which is the only access to your apartment.

One such place is Village Terrace, Happy Valley. The road leading up to my home is very narrow and steep. Navigation up or down this road is made even more difficult by selfish, inconsiderate motorists parking along one side of the road, choking the traffic into a single lane.

This invariably means that when vehicles meet face-on, one of them must give way - a very tricky proposition given Hongkong drivers' inability to show courtesy on the road. This problem is made worse if there happens to be a queue of cars waiting to pass.

It is clear that these parked cars are a problem. As far as I understand, none of them belong to Village Terrace residents.

I strongly urge the relevant government department to clear all the vehicles parked along the steep hill leading to the Village Terrace apartments, and have it marked a no-parking zone to allow free flow of two-way traffic at all times - which is what should have been done in the first place. Y. Y. CHAN Happy Valley