The new waterfront in Wan Chai is considered barrier-free but still has sparse wiring to prevent people from falling into the water. Photo: Jonathan Wong The new waterfront in Wan Chai is considered barrier-free but still has sparse wiring to prevent people from falling into the water. Photo: Jonathan Wong
The new waterfront in Wan Chai is considered barrier-free but still has sparse wiring to prevent people from falling into the water. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Urban planning

Hong Kong’s first ‘barrier-free’ waterfront opens in Wan Chai, as public urged to embrace creativity over safety fears

  • Authorities took more than a decade to implement idea after surveying other cities, with move part of ongoing drive to extend and enhance promenades
  • Water taxi service also in the works, but delayed amid pandemic and more time needed for installations

Topic |   Urban planning
The new waterfront in Wan Chai is considered barrier-free but still has sparse wiring to prevent people from falling into the water. Photo: Jonathan Wong The new waterfront in Wan Chai is considered barrier-free but still has sparse wiring to prevent people from falling into the water. Photo: Jonathan Wong
The new waterfront in Wan Chai is considered barrier-free but still has sparse wiring to prevent people from falling into the water. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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