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  1. Residents oppose plan to open car parks

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... However, a spokesman for the society said rents at the estates' car parks were cheap compared to many others. At Park Belvedere, only 40 per cent of the 441 parking spaces were rented out, while at Sunshine Grove, 65 per cent of the car park's 241 spaces were rented. 'We just do not want to waste these parking spaces,' the spokesman said. The Town Planning Board ...

  2. A woman's lot

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Last week, Agence-France Presse reported that a shopping centre in Hebei province had built a women-only car park. You might assume it did so out of concerns for the safety of female motorists (to protect them from lurking muggers and rapists) but that appears not to be the case. Official Wang Zheng was quoted as saying the car park catered to women's 'strong ...

  3. Was green policy really meant to work like this?

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ft residence at 79 Deep Water Bay Road for a car park, plant room and green features. That is nice for him- and we certainly do not begrudge him the space he is entitled to under the policy- but it does raise the question of whether this is the way the scheme was intended to work. Does giving owners of mansions- and their family and friends- more private space make Hong Kong greener ...

  4. Green prison shows up failings in our priorities

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and enlightened environmental planning, while law-abiding citizens so often find their living and working spaces compromised by a whole host of factors. The buildings we live and work in, it seems, must either be in the right location, or include car parks and malls, or be connected to various transport networks- all for the sake of subscribing to outdated notions of what might increase ...

  5. More of the same is not what we need

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a car park. In other words, another high-rise, more indoor chain stores, another car park and therefore more cars. Ever since the government first revealed these plans in last October's ... developments managing public open spaces instil the public with confidence that the public park will be accessible. Nor do private developers have a reputation for keeping their buildings modest. ...

  6. Rising profits

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... offset the high land prices by inflating the saleable floor space- adding every square foot of land including the lift lobby, car park, club house, bay window, window ledges and 'green ... a way to inflate the saleable floor space of an apartment, sometimes by 30 per cent or more, to maximise profits. One prominent financial opinion leader has likened their success to the art ...

  7. Wild ride in council car park

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The car of lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee (pictured) ran out of control in the Legislative Council car park yesterday. The chauffeur, who said he had been feeling unwell, mistakenly stepped on the accelerator and ran into three other cars, two of them belonging to other lawmakers. Ip, who was not in the car at the time, said she had reported the case to the police ...

  8. Lucky escape for car park attendant as runaway bus crashes into booth

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The car park attendant had his head down counting the takings when there was a sudden bang and his pay booth started moving. The 69-year-old scrambled out to find the booth ... and hit the booth and car at the car park on Wah Lok Path, Aberdeen, at about 7.30am after the 51-year-old driver got out to check the tyres. 'The pay booth and the car were pushed for about ...

  9. Theft from West Kowloon car parks on the rise

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Police in West Kowloon have warned drivers about theft when parking. The number of thefts from vehicles in public car parks in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui increased from 228 cases in 2008 to 251 last year. Some victims reported losing handbags and stereos. Sixty-seven vehicles were stolen from public car parks, down from 110 in 2008. Chief Inspector Sandra Chui Yui-luen ...

  10. Some car park operators offer false senseof security

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... cars safe, he said. The fine print A comparison of the policies of various car-park operators Chung Shun International Management Exemption clause on loss of vehicle/property: No Exemption ... Amy Nip Should you park the car on the street and risk a break-in, or hand over the money and put it inside a car park? Inside may sound safer, but as a consumer watchdog points out, many ...




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