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Ma, Hoi Ki
Department of Journalism

14 Min
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Daily Commute

A 2017 study by Stanford University in the United States found that the highest number of steps walked daily in the world were by Hong Kong people. Is the pavement under our feet comfortable to walk on? Chung Wing Lam goes to work in Kwun Tong, and tells us about her experiences and feelings. Kwun Tong has been developing into a core business district, and was selected as a good walkable city in recent years. However, in a report on walkability ratings, Kwun Tong was rated as having the lowest walkability. Urban planner Poon Fu Kit explained why Kwun Tong has a bad rating. ... what constitutes as a good walkable road? He pointed out that the criteria for scoring were: accessibility, convenience, comfort and fun, etc. Mr. Poon considers fun to be the most important element... In recent years, many new districts have established multiple large-scale shopping malls. Residents in Tseung Kwan O rely on shopping malls to meet their daily needs, and there are very few shops on the street. Chung Wai Ting and Lam Siu Wing both expressed their views on the situation. Lam Siu Wing enjoys walking, creating Facebook pages, and sharing relevant information with friends. Under the leadership of Siu Wing, Wai Ting walked from Tseung Kwan O to Kwun Tong for the first time. She noticed that if she slowed down, she could observe the community in a very different way. As Hong Kong people value convenience, many areas have a footbridge network connecting large transportation systems and nearby shopping malls in order to shorten their commute time. Chan Chi Fung is an urban designer who held an exhibition related to pedestrian bridge design last year. He pointed out that footbridges do not raise a city’s walkability. The design of the footbridge is not ideal, and instead makes the pedestrian experience worse. The Tsuen Wan footbridge network has improved accessibility in the overall area. He believes that the purpose of these footbridges is too one-sided, and doesn’t satisfy the needs of the society ...


Ma, Hoi Ki. (2019). 步獲日常. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:

Ma, Hoi Ki. "步獲日常". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2019. Web. 20 Sep. 2020.

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