Pedestrian Schemes for Central

Map for Central

Central is the core business district of Hong Kong. Queen's Road Central, Des Voeux Road Central and their adjoining streets are some of the major pedestrian corridors in the district. In order to improve the environment and safety for pedestrians, Transport Department has implemented pedestrian schemes in the more crowded parts of these pedestrian corridors.

(1) Full-time Pedestrian Street

The following full-time pedestrian streets have been implemented since July and October 2001 respectively:

  • Theatre Lane (access to private car park is restricted to vehicles with permits only)
  • Chiu Lung Street (service vehicles are only allowed during the period from 12 midnight to 12 noon)

(2) Part-time Pedestrian Street

(a) The following part-time pedestrian streets have been operating on Fridays, Saturdays and General Holidays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. since May 2002:

  • D'Aguilar Street (between Wyndham Street and Wellington Street)
  • Lan Kwai Fong (vehicular access to Lan Kwai Fong is restricted daily from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m)
  • Wo On Lane

(b) The following part-time pedestrian street has been operating daily from 4p.m. to 10a.m. since 2011:

  • Sai Yuen Lane

(c) The following part-time pedestrian streets have been operating on General Holidays from 7a.m. to 12 midnight

  • Chater Road (between Pedder Street and Jackson Road)
  • Ice House Street (between Des Voeux Road Central and Connaught Road Central)

(3) Traffic Calming Street

The northern footpath at Queen's Road Central (between Pedder Street and Pottinger Street) has been widened since April 2003.

The following traffic calming streets have been completed since 2007.

  • Elgin Street
  • Peel Street (between Staunton Street and Caine Road)
  • Staunton Street

 

Improved Pedestrian Schemes in Central

Theatre Lane (Before) Photo taken in October 2001
Theatre Lane (Before)
Photo taken in October 2001
Theatre Lane (after) Photo taken in April 2004
Theatre Lane (After)
Photo taken in April 2004

Lan Kwai Fong (Before) Photo taken in March 2001
Lan Kwai Fong (Before)
Photo taken in March 2001
Lan Kwai Fong (Existing) Photo taken in December 2003
Lan Kwai Fong (After)
Photo taken in December 2003

Queen's Road Central  (Before ) Photo taken in July 2001
Queen's Road Central (Before )
Photo taken in July 2001
Queen's Road Central (Existing) Photo taken in October 2003
Queen's Road Central (After)
Photo taken in October 2003