20 May

The Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail 港島環島徑

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We have surveyed a 65-kilometre hiking route as close as possible to the shores of Hong Kong Island. The plan for creating a “Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail” has been cooking for a while. Since 2002 we have advocated access along the waterfront of Victoria Harbour and works are proceeding. In 2010 we started to focus on linking Kennedy Town to Stanley, a route which was recently sign posted as the “Southern District Coastal Trail”. Last year we explored the links from Stanley to Chai Wan and onwards to Shau Kei Wan. During the survey we documented the sights and destinations, and identified improvements which can be made to bring the route closer to the shore.

Route

Leave from the Hong Kong Observation Wheel in Central and walk along the busy ferry piers via Shun Tak Centre along the shore to the Instagram Pier, the western cargo working area in Kennedy Town. Walk up along Victoria Road and down onto Sandy Bay rocky beach. Explore the dead end waterfront promenade along the HKU sports pitches before backtracking to the road to arrive at Cyberport Waterfront Park. From there walk up Cyberport Road and over Waterfall Bay down along the 1,000 statues at Wah Fu’s waterfront. After industrial Tin Wan wonder through the Aberdeen fish market and follow the promenade along Aberdeen’s colourful harbour. Use the pedestrian footbridge over the Heung Yip Road nullah to connect to Wong Chuk Hang Station and Ocean Park. From there find Mills & Chung Path to the beaches of Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay. Opposite South Bay Road number 18 walk up the trail over to Stanley.  After Stanley find the Stanley East Catch Water by going up the stairs at the Stanley Mound Fresh Water Pumping Station to walk to Tai Tam. Go down along the bottom of the Tai Tam dam and up Hong Kong Trail Section 7 to the long set of stairs from To Tei Wan up to Shek O Road and the start of the Dragon’s Back trail. Here are three choices: Go up Dragon’s Back, take a bus to Shek O, or walk to Cape D’Aguilar Road and boulder down the rock stream onto Shek O beach. From Big Wave Bay there is a well-trodden route over Cape Collinson to Siu Sai Wan promenade. After the industrial waterfront of Chai Wan you reach Heng Fa Chuen’s tree lined waterfront. For now, walk up Shing Tai Road and find the informal trail along the south of the highway to get to Shau Kei Wan. From there the Quarry Bay Park and promenade take you to North Point. Make your way onwards to the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter and the Wanchai waterfront where waterfront works are in progress. From the Convention Centre you can get back to the ferris wheel to complete the 65km Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail.

 

To learn more about our survey, click here. Please let us know if you have any comments as well!

 

從2002年起,創建香港一直提倡讓市民可以接近維港的岸邊。在2010年,我們開始研究由堅尼地城步行到赤柱的可能性,當中一部份已經成為了現時的「南區海濱長廊」。在2019年,我們開始探索赤柱步行到柴灣的可能性,並進一步延伸到筲箕灣。我們沿途紀錄了不同的景點,並找出了多個需要改善的地方,盡可能將人帶近到岸邊。這條65公里長的「港島環島徑」就逐漸成形。

路線

從中環犘天輪出發,經過中環碼頭和信德中心就到達西區公眾貨物裝卸區,亦即是聞名的「Instagram Pier」。向西面走,經過堅尼地城到達域多利道,再緩緩走下大口環的小石灘。跟著香港大學運動中心旁的海堤一直走,便要回到碼路並到達數碼港海濱長廊。經過數碼港道就會找到了瀑布灣,然過穿過華富海傍的千尊神像,再路過田灣的工廠,眼前就是香港仔漁市場和避風塘。沿著香葉路一直走到黃竹坑和海洋公園,從這裡可以找到苗鍾徑並一路沿岸邊走到深水灣咎淺水灣,穿過南灣道 18 號對面行山徑就可以到達赤柱。經過赤柱後,在赤柱崗抽水站的梯級拾級而上就到達赤柱東引水道,繼續走便會到達大潭。往下走到大潭堤壩的壩底,再接駁到港島徑第七段,就會到達土地灣。在土地灣可以選擇走上龍脊,乘巴士到石澳,或者走到鶴咀再沿石澗前往石澳泳灘。走到大浪灣,沿歌連臣角到小西灣海濱,經過柴灣工業區、杏花邨的樹蔭海濱,再經盛達路公路右旁的非官方路徑就能到達筲箕灣。筲箕灣海濱一直連接到鰂魚涌,並延伸到北角。繼續走到銅鑼灣避風塘,穿過灣仔和會展海濱,再走不久,就回到我們的起點 — 中環摩天輪。

更詳盡的紀錄,可以到這裡查看。如果你有任何意見亦歡迎話比我們知 !

31 October

Co-use of the Central Harbourfront 共同使用中環海濱

Designing Hong Kong, on behalf of the Central Harbourfront Concern group, has submitted a fresh proposal to rezone the majority of the Central Military Dock to Open Space.

Once approved, only the built structures and landing steps will remain permanently under military control. The 150 meter long promenade will be open to the public under the Pleasure Ground Regulations Ordinance managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Our rezoning application under section 12 (a) of the Town Planning Ordinance ensures the Government can manage the majority of the site as a public open space together with the rest of the central waterfront. The gate houses, control room and landing steps will remain under the management and maintenance by the PLA. When a vessel is berthed in Central for flag-day or other purposes, the area can be closed under the Public Order Ordinance.

There is no military need for the Central Military Dock to be permanently handed over to the PLA. The military has a large and secure military dock at Stonecutters which is fully equipped for vessel maintenance and service. The Central Military Dock is primarily for ceremonial purposes. In the extreme situation of a war or other military need, the entire waterfront of Hong Kong Island can be sequestered by the PLA at short notice.

Click here for the full text of our rezoning application

Click here for the media briefing held on 22nd August, 2019

Click here for the media briefing held on 31st October, 2019

 

創建香港代表中環海濱關注組,提出了一項土地用途改劃建議,把大部分的軍事碼頭改劃為休憩用地。現有的建構物和著陸設施均會永久保留,並由軍方監管。

一旦改劃建議獲批准,現有的構建物和登陸設施等將由中國人民解放軍管理。約150米長的長廊將可根據「遊樂場地條例」條例向公眾開放,並由康樂及文化事務管理署管理。

我們根據「城市規劃條例」12(a)進行改劃申請,希望確保香港政府能把已改劃的軍事用地與海濱的其餘部分一併管理。現有的警衛室、控制室和登陸設施等將由中國人民解放軍管理及維修。當船隻於特別日子(如國慶)需要在中環海濱靠岸時,軍方可根據「公安條例」關閉該區域作特別用途。

事實上,軍方並無需要永久接管中環軍用碼頭。軍方於昂船洲已有一個龐大而安全,並且配備船隻維修保養服務等的軍用碼頭。中環的軍用碼頭主要作儀式用途。況且如香港處於戰爭狀態或有強烈的軍事需要,解放軍亦能在短時間內封鎖香港島的海濱長廊作軍事用途。

改劃申請書及文件:請按此

2019年8月22日媒體簡介會:請按此

2019年10月31日媒體簡介會:請按此

 

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Site Plan of the Central Military Dock 中區軍用碼頭位置圖

4 September

Making TST more walkable? Here is how! 如何提高尖沙咀的可行度?

Kowloon Park

Government has proposed to build a shopping mall and car parks underneath Kowloon Park to pay for tunnels which divert pedestrians away from overcrowded pavements along Haiphong Road.

We propose a simpler solution: Re-open pedestrian crossings at Peking Road, Middle Road, and Salisbury Road so that is easier for people to get from Canton Road to the MTR Station.

We have studied the three junctions in detail. The drawings below show how pedestrians can cross Kowloon Park Drive with little impact on traffic flow.

Do you support these new pedestrian crossings? Go to Facebook and give us a like.

Want to find out more, click here for the video link.

Some 3,000 people signed letters to save Kowloon Park. Click here to see our newsletter.

 

政府計劃在九龍公園地底發展商場和地下停車場,從而資助興建一條新的行人隧道貫穿廣東道及尖沙咀港鐵站,用以分流海防道擠擁的人流。

我們建議簡單的替代方法: 只要重新開放北京道和中間道的行人過路處,以及開放梳士巴利道的交通許可,行人便更容易從廣東道走到於彌敦道的港鐵站。

我們已經詳細研究了三個方案,分別在北京道、中間道和梳士巴利道行人如何在對交通流量影響不大的情況下, 穿過九龍公園徑,走到於彌敦道的港鐵站。

你支持我們建議的三個方案嗎?支持的話可到我們的Facebook專頁讚好。

想要了解詳情,請點擊此處查看視頻鏈接。

目前已有超過3000人簽署保衛九龍公園聯署,詳情可參閲上一期創建香港通訊

 

Peking Road

Proposed zebra crossing at the junction of Kowloon Park Drive and Peking Road 建議在北京道增設的斑馬線

Middle Road

Proposed zebra crossing at the junction of Kowloon Park Drive and Middle Road 建議在中間道增設的斑馬線

Salisbury Road

Proposed zebra crossing and new tunnel connections at the junction of Kowloon Park Drive and Salisbury Road 建議在梳士巴利道增設的斑馬線及新的隧道出入口