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Improving Pedestrian Environment

58.         To improve the pedestrian environment in business, shopping and leisure areas with heavy pedestrian flow, the Transport Department (TD) commissioned last March a consultancy study on improvement projects for Causeway Bay and Mong Kok which has resulted in some preliminary conceptual plans. In the plan for Causeway Bay, there will be a pedestrian subway system of about one kilometre running from Victoria Park to the vicinity of Happy Valley. In Mong Kok, the existing footbridge system will be extended to join the two MTR stations in the area and the vicinity of Tai Kok Tsui. It will have a combined length of about 700 metres. The TD is now gauging the views of the local community on these preliminary plans. After considering various aspects of technical feasibility, the TD will put forward specific proposals by the end of this year for consultation with the District Councils and the public.

59.         In order to enhance the utilisation of pedestrian subways and boost commercial vibrancy, we will make provision at suitable locations to connect the pedestrian subway system in Causeway Bay with the concourse of the MTR station and large shopping malls. This will facilitate the integration of the subway system with the Causeway Bay shopping area in terms of facilities, pedestrian flow and management.




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