Hundreds sign for petition to include cycling and walking in the Lion Rock Tunnel upgrade project

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27th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) A petition on change.org was started by James Ockenden recently to urge Jimmy Chan (Director of Highways)  to include cycling and walking in the Lion Rock Tunnel upgrade project.

The petition said that this is ONCE IN A GENERATION OPPORTUNITY to bring cycling and walking to a major Hong Kong infrastructure project. The tunnel upgrades will give a “backup” tunnel under Lion Rock which could be engineered into a fabulous cycling and walking tunnel, connecting Kowloon and New Territories with a green mobility corridor. The idea comes from Kowloon Greenway’s Benny Yip, (via, he says, some HKiTalk forum chat). In a letter to government promoting the plan, Benny compares the prospect to Banzhangshan Tunnel in Zhuhai. Being able to cycle from Kowloon to Sha Tin would be a game changer for commuting, for sport, for leisure. At press time, around 712 have signed the petition.

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