Central Kowloon RouteIrresponsible land useIn a city short of land for housing and where every piece of urban land is stacked with multi-use developments, should theTransport and Highways Departments be more accountable in deciding how much land they use?The proposed Central Kowloon Route will annihilate large areas of core urban land with tunnel portals, connecting roads,highways amenity areas and supporting infrastructure.Large areas of land in Kai Tak and Yau Ma Tei will be singly used for vehicular transport. They become unwelcoming topedestrians, segregate communities, and disconnect the hinterland from the waterfront.Links:http://www.ckr-hyd.hk/http://www.epd.gov.hk/eia/english/register/open/all.html (EIA-208/2013)
30haLand taken by roads, flyovers and amenity areas segregating neighbourhoods.
20haResidential neighbourhoods are segregated from the leisure, recreation and sports activitiesalong the approach channel by roads, flyovers and amenity areas.
Can we create active corridorswith GFA for mixed uses underand on top of road infrastructureso that people can enjoy the areaaround the approach channel, anarea which has potentially thesame properties as Marina Bayand Darling Harbour??
Overseas examples• Water bodies with similar dimensions andopportunities as the Kai Tak Approach Channeland the Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter:• Marina Bay in Singapore• Darling Harbour in Sydney