• Pound Lane
  • Pound Lane
  • Pound Lane
  • Pound Lane
  • Pound Lane
  • Pound Lane

Sheung Wan Pound Lane

Introduction

In response to the request of the Central & Western District Council and the local residents and in view of the prevailing congested traffic conditions during peak hours in the Mid-levels areas, Government has started investigating the proposal for construction of another hillside escalator at Pound Lane.

The proposed Pound Lane escalator is a one-way covered escalator system along the section of Pound Lane between Hollywood Road and Bonham Road. Stairlifts to serve wheelchair user will also be provided along the escalators.  The proposed escalator system is aimed to provide a more comfortable and convenient route for pedestrians travelling between Sheung Wan and western Mid-levels.

We conducted a series of public consultation from 4 July 2013 to 3 September 2013 based on the original scheme.  After analysing the public views received, we have refined the scheme with a view to addressing the concerns.

Preliminary Refined Scheme

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Bonham Road Rest Garden

1. Bonham Road Rest Garden next to Cartwright Garden will be acquired for the escalator construction.

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Centre for Food Safety

2. Part of the backyard of Centre for Food Safety at No.4 Hospital Road will be acquired for footpath widening.

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Wall Tree

3. The proposed escalator will not affect the existing wall tree at the top of stairway outside Po Hing Mansion.

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Carriageway

4. The existing carriageway at the end of Po Hing Fong will be converted to footpath.

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Blake Garden and the OVT No. CW34

5. The turnaround facility is relocated and will not affected the Blake Garden area beside Po Hing Fong and opposite to Tai Hing Building.

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6. Part of the stairway on Upper Station Street will be acquired for construction of an turnaround facility.

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Wall

7. The proposed escalator will not affect the existing retaining wall of Blake Garden beside Fook Chak House and the nearby wall tree.

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Pound Lane Public Toilet

8. Only minor modification to the male toilet entrance of Pound Lane Public Toilet will be required for the escalator construction.

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Kwong Fook I Tsz

9. There is no impact on Kwong Fook I Tsz since Pound Lane Public Toilet will not be demolished.

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