Signs of progress made on subway scheme

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 September, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 September, 2002, 12:00am

I refer to the letter 'Confusing signs' from Paul Y. K. Tsang (South China Morning Post, August 22). After conducting a site inspection, we found that all the signage pertaining to the subway scheme along Salisbury Road has been installed.

The orientation of one of the directional signs at the entrance of the taxi stand of the Amazon mall was not clear and was rectified on the spot.

Part of the footpath space in front of the Amazon mall entrance was temporarily occupied as works area by a contractor carrying out improvement work for Salisbury Road, which might have limited the view of the 'directional sign/map' installed. However, the contractor reported that the improvement work would be completed and the works area would be cleared before the end of this week. To further improve the guidance given to pedestrians, two additional signs will be installed in front of Amazon mall along Salisbury Road.

The owner of Amazon mall also kindly agreed to post two more additional directional signs within their premises, one at the stair entrance beside Salisbury Road and the other at the edge of the subway inside the mall.

Basically, the traffic signs provided for the subway schemes in the area are adequate. Pedestrians will be able to use the subways easily once they get used to the directive from the signs.

Further suggestions regarding the provision of the directional sign/map are welcome and they should be sent to the attention of: CTE/K, 8/F, Mongkok Government Office, Kowloon.


for Commissioner for Transport