Pedestrian Crossing

Letters to the Editor, April 22, 2013

Public hospitals offer quality service. Photo: Felix Wong

I refer to John Shannon's letter in which he stated that the decision in the foreign domestic helpers' right of abode case was unjust. I don't think the Court of Final Appeal's decision can be rightly criticised as unjust; the court only did what it is meant to do: apply the law to the facts in order to reach a decision.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 1:58am 2 comments

New London station confuses Beatles' fans looking for Abbey Road

A Beatles tour guide holds his copy of the Beatles' Abbey Road album in Abbey Road, the one in St John's Wood that is. Photo: PA

It has to be the most famous pedestrian crossing in the world, immortalised by the Beatles on the cover of their Abbey Road album in 1969.

Situated just outside the north London EMI studios, the crossing enjoys listed status for its "cultural and historical importance" and draws thousands of tourists every year.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:01am


Stay alert over plan for caverns

The government plans to move various facilities such as waste water treatment underground, into man-made rock caverns ('Bureau gives the drill on hiding utilities in caverns', May 18).

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Take action

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Has the ESF done enough to put its house in order?

I have decided to 'talkback' in the hope I can contribute to public understanding of improvements being made throughout the English Schools Foundation. I do so as principal of an ESF school, chairman of the ESF's academic committee and a member of the new executive.

20 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Girl, 8, killed in traffic accident on way to school

An eight-year-old girl was fatally injured in front of her grandmother yesterday when she was struck by a lorry as she crossed the road on her way to school.

29 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Junction query

With reference to the response from Wong Doon-yee, for the Commissioner of Police (South China Morning Post, July 2), to the letter from Kathleen McLearie, headlined 'Cat and mouse peril at pedestrian crossing' (Post, June 8), I would like Mr Wong's advice on whether the pedestrian or the driver has preference over the 'pavement' which forms the junction with a private driveway.

10 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Accident waiting to happen at crossing

There is one very dangerous crossing on Magazine Gap Road right by Brewin Path.

Currently all that is there is an island in the middle of the road. My children, as well as many others, must cross there twice a day going to and coming from school. The traffic volume is very high on Magazine Gap Road.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Treating offence very seriously

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Crossing rules' (South China Morning Post, March 9), by SM Thong concerning drivers disregarding the law in respect of pedestrian crossings.

17 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Crossing rules

I would like to express my concern regarding the knowledge of drivers in Hong kong about pedestrian crossings. I have noticed on many occasions that drivers seem to disregard them.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Busily making Hong Kong a pedestrian's hell

Hats off to the Government for not only stripping the few verdant hillsides in Hong Kong of vegetation and spraying that cheerful grey cement over them - it seems it has another brilliant idea in the works: to erect wonderful steel barriers along Hong Kong pavements.

I have noticed that they are appearing faster than the pedestrians who use the space.

10 Feb 1999 - 12:00am