A pedestrian crosses the street in Central, one of the districts targeted for walkability trials. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Why the Hong Kong government’s plan for a pedestrian-friendly city is no walk in the park

  • Initiatives involving pedestrian-only zones and low-speed driving areas are meeting resistance over fears about noise pollution and illegal parking
  • Timing of policy bid also coincides with coming polls where district council candidates are more likely to favour resident concerns
Topic |   Urban planning

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A pedestrian crosses the street in Central, one of the districts targeted for walkability trials. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao

Shirley joined the Post in 2013 after reporting from China for a Hong Kong-based magazine. She has covered education, and now focuses on housing, land and planning.