The government advisory committee, LanDAC, has recommended that South Lantau roads open up to all vehicles. A decision from the Transport Department is pending.
Lantau’s transport system is imploding: buses, ferries, taxis, roads and carparks are seriously congested most days and totally overwhelmed on public holidays. But despite this, the government advisory committee, LanDAC has recommended that South Lantau roads are opened up to all vehicles, and a decision from the Transport Department is pending.
One government official who questions the recommendation, due to road safety concerns, is Chief Inspector David Neil Bennett, the newly appointed head of Lantau South Police. He points to the poor state of repair of Lantau roads, and notes that they are especially unsafe for goods-bearing and construction vehicles.
“My main concern is that we have a road network which is stretched to support daily use,” David says. “The challenge is trying to meet the challenges of development, but at the same time make it safe.” To find out more, read Robert Clark’s blog: www.lantauconfidential.com.
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