Residents respond to South Lantau traffic plan

A proposal to open South Lantau’s roads to all vehicles has prompted a response from the Living Islands Movement in opposition to the plan.


The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s advisory committee, LanDAC, made the recommendation earlier this year. A decision by the Transport Department is pending.

Robert Clark, on his www.lantauconfidential.com blog, said the Living Islands Movement paper is a well-reasoned case on the problems of adding more traffic to South Lantau.

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“For starters, it warns traffic is already growing quickly as a result of increased residential development and that police resources are stretched managing the existing vehicle volume,” he said.

“It reminds that the 2007 Lantau plan concluded that the area was not suitable for mass tourism and that in any case the main tourist sites at Ngong Ping and Tai O appear to be operating at close to capacity.”
The Living Islands Movement blog said the group was opposed to the proposals.
In a letter to the Commissioner for Transport, the Living Islands Movement chairman, Dr Merrin Pearse, said greater emphasis should be on enhancing public transport for South Lantau and called for further public consultation.

To read the full blog, click here: http://goo.gl/QkqIrP

Photo courtesy Wikimedia

 

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