Nearly 80 per cent of Hong Kong people believe the government should consult the public again on harbour reclamation, according to a poll. Respondents agreed that the government should explore alternative ways to resolve traffic congestion in Central before deciding to go ahead with the Central-Wan Chai bypass. The government has insisted the bypass necessitates filling in more of the harbour. The Democratic Party interviewed 1,020 people for the survey. Slightly more than half disagreed with the government's plan to reclaim the harbour to build roads, against 35 per cent who supported the idea. Nearly two-thirds agreed the government should review the size of the reclamation, even if the bypass was approved. But 22 per cent supported its current scale. More than half thought the government should stop harbour dredging in preparation for reclamation.