Ferry passengers using the new pedestrian subway on April 2, 1959. Photo: SCMP
Ferry passengers using the new pedestrian subway on April 2, 1959. Photo: SCMP

The Connaught Road Central subway was built to ease pedestrian flow

  • Before it was built, as many as 250 people a minute would cross Connaught Road Central, significantly slowing traffic
  • Completed in 1959, initial reactions from pedestrians ‘were that it did not entail too much hardship’ for them

Ferry passengers using the new pedestrian subway on April 2, 1959. Photo: SCMP
Ferry passengers using the new pedestrian subway on April 2, 1959. Photo: SCMP
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