Pedestrians on a Mong Kok street. Housing, transport and economic development are important. But the government should be cautioned against falling back on an outdated mode of urban planning that focuses only on hardware – mostly for vehicles – while ignoring the software that makes life bearable for the average person on the pavement. Photo: AP

Hong Kong takes baby steps towards becoming a walkable city

Maura Wong is heartened by the pledge announced in the chief executive’s policy address to ensure our urban planning is pedestrian friendly

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Pedestrians on a Mong Kok street. Housing, transport and economic development are important. But the government should be cautioned against falling back on an outdated mode of urban planning that focuses only on hardware – mostly for vehicles – while ignoring the software that makes life bearable for the average person on the pavement. Photo: AP
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