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Author:  Alan [ Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:59 am ]
Post subject:  Pedestrianize Des Voeux Road

Received this from Designing Hong Kong
I think this started as a response to the idiotic suggestion by a town planner to remove trams from Hong Kong to make it more car-friendly.


Sign Petition to Pedestrianize Des Voeux Road Central

Click here to support the petition to rezone Des Voeux Road Central (DVRC) to a Pedestrian Area with an environmentally friendly transport system.

Clean Air Network, Designing Hong Kong, Friends of the Earth (HK) and The Conservancy Association have submitted a section 12A application to the Town Planning Board. They propose a pedestrian precinct where promenades, planting, entertainment and community activities can be accommodated.

A strip along the centre of the DVRC would be reserved for environmentally friendly transport – including trams and electric buses. The roads that cross DVRC including Rumsey Street, Wing Wo Street, Jubilee Street, Pottinger Street and Pedder Street will remain open so that traffic can connect between Queen’s Road Central and Connaught Road Central.

Des Voeux Road Central (DVRC) as a tram and pedestrian precinct would become an important public open space and a vital east-west pedestrian link for all who work in or visit the Central Business District of Hong Kong.

The West Island MTR line has recently opened, and the Central-Wanchai Bypass and the MTR’s South Island Line and Sha Tin to Central railway will also be opened soon. These provide a window of opportunity to re-arrange traffic, address congestion, and reduce roadside noise and air pollution in Central.

The deadline for your support for our petition calling on the Town Planning Board to rezone Des Voeux Road (DVRC) to open space with an environmentally friendly public transport system is 16 October 2015. For the formal application, click here.

Become a friend of the DVRC Initiative

Visit http://www.dvrc.hk or click here to join the DVRC Initiative and receive our updates. You can also follow us on facebook.


聯署支持中環德輔道中電車行人專用區


支持改劃德輔道中,成為「行人專區」及「環保公共交通系統」(Pedestrian Area and Environmentally Friendly Transport System),請即按此(http://www.designinghongkong.com/forms/ ... p?id=51951)。

健康空氣行動、創建香港、香港地球之友及長春社按《城市規劃條例》第12A,申請改劃土地用途,目的是將德輔道中轉化為行人及電車專區,以供種植樹蔭、設置座位、公眾聚會及行走蹓躂。德輔道中將會成為重要的公共空間,以及東西行的步行走廊,惠及中環核心商業地帶的所有使用者。

現時港鐵港島區西線經已通車,未來數年沙中線及中環灣仔繞道亦會落成,正好提供一個契機設立電車及行人專區。藉著交通路線重組,可以改善中區多年交通擠塞及空氣污染等問題。改劃方案同時提出,在德輔道中中心保留一條通道,讓環保交通工具如巴士和電車行駛。與德輔道中垂直的永和街、祖庇利街、砵甸乍街和畢打街等交通不受影響,讓汽車可以接連皇后大道中和干諾道中。

城規會現正邀請公眾就改劃提交意見,截止日期是2015年10月16日,請立即加入我們的聯署並支持改劃,你的意見會直接送到城規會秘書處。你亦可以參考城規會網頁上正式的申請。

加入成為德輔道中聯盟之友:

瀏覽www.dvrc.hk或者按此加入德輔道中聯盟,獲得我們最新資訊。你也可以在facebook上找到我們。

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