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Support a better way to link the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with Hong Kong.

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Government's plan - Three main drawbacks.




12.4km road from HK SAR boundary to Border Crossing Facility
A 12.4 kilometer long six lane road (dual three lanes with an emergency lane on each side) will severely damage the natural coast of Lantau Island and forever degrade the coastal hiking route from Tung Chung to Tai O. It will also destroy 2 kilometers of coastal protection area, the last remaining natural shoreline of Chep Lap Kok Island.

24 hours a day light, air and noise pollution
As quoted in the sponsored feature from the HK government on 30 April 2009, “within 20 years the road will carry more than 50,000 vehicles a day at speeds of up to 100km/h”, which is one car every two seconds, right in front of the Tung Chung, Fu Tung, Ma Wan and Yat Tung residents. A border crossing facility of 130ha with its noise, air and light pollution will be located less than a kilometer from the new Tung Chung Town Extensions.

Large reclamations and an elevated road in front of Lantau
267ha reclamation will be created for the border crossing facilities and a long elevated road will be built on hundreds of pillars which will be an eyesore and severely affect marine life.


Alternative community proposal - A better option for all.




Short road from HK SAR boundary to Border Crossing Facility
By placing the border crossing facilities on the west, the secure road can be dramatically reduced in length from 12.4 to 4.7km.

Moving roads 5km away from residents, and protecting natural coast lines
By moving the roads to the north of the airport island, the air and noise pollution will be dispersed before reaching the Tung Chung/Fu Tung/Ma Wan/Yat Tung homes, and the natural coast lines of Lantau and Chep Lap Kok will be saved.

Moving the border crossing out of sight for residents
By placing the facilities on the west of the airport island, existing and future residents of North Lantau will no longer be disturbed by the 24-hour border operations.


Campaign Supporters

Tung Chung Sustainable Development Alliance

Designing Hong Kong

WWF

Green Lantau Association

The Professional Commons

Clear the Air

Association for Geoconservation Hong Kong

tungchungtown.com

HK Mountain Bike Association
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