Streets and Roads in Hong Kong
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The following are incomplete lists of notable expressways, tunnels, bridges, roads, avenues, streets, crescents, squares and bazaars in Hong Kong.

Many roads on the Hong Kong Island conform to the contours of the hill landscape. Some of the roads on the north side of Hong Kong Island and southern Kowloon have a grid-like pattern.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The roads are generally designed to British standards. Expressways generally conform to British motorway standards.

Speed limits on all roads are 50 km/h (30 mph), unless indicated otherwise by road signs. Usually, higher speed limits such as 70 km/h (45 mph) and 80 km/h (50 mph) have been raised to facilitate traffic flow along main roads and trunk roads. On most expressways, speed limits have been raised to 80 km/h and 100 km/h (60 mph) due to the smooth geometry and 110 km/h (70 mph) for North Lantau Highway, while some expressways such as Island Eastern Corridor and Tuen Mun Road have been restricted to 70 km/h because of its long existence and/or geometrical constraints. Typically, the highest speed limit in all tunnels[clarification needed] and suspension bridges is 80 km/h, while for other roads such as toll plaza areas and slip roads that do not lead to other expressways the speed limits are recommended to be reduced to the default 50 km/h speed limit.

Routes

Hong Kong's Transport Department is responsible for management of road traffic, regulation of public transport services and operation of major transport infrastructures, while Highways Department is responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance of the public road system.

Main article: Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System

In 2004, a new strategic route marking system was put in place, with most existing routes renumbered and exits to key places or to another route also numbered. (For example, a journey from Yau Ma Tei to the airport uses Route 3, taking Exit 5 to join Route 8. It is therefore identified as "3-5-8".) Routes 1 to 3 are cross-harbour north-south routes following the order in which the harbour tunnels were opened. Routes 4, 5, 7 and 8 run east-west, numbered from south to north. Route 9 circumscribes the New Territories. Route 10 runs from western New Territories from Route 9 and bends northward towards and passes the border to Shenzhen. However, the new system has caused some confusion to drivers used to relying on destination signs.

The routes are designated as follows:

Expressways

There are approximately 158.7 kilometres (98.6 mi) of expressways in Hong Kong. The following list is sorted by length:

Number and Name Length
(km)
Speed limit (km/h)
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Tuen Mun Road
16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi)[9] 70/80
Hong Kong Link Road 13.2 kilometres (8.2 mi) 100
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North Lantau Highway
12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi) 110
HK Route3.svg
Tsing Long Highway
12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) 80/100
HK Route9.svg
Tolo Highway
11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi) 100
HK Route9.svg
Fanling Highway
10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) 80/100
HK Route9.svg
Yuen Long Highway
10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) 80
HK Route4.svg
Island Eastern Corridor
8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi) 70
HK Route9.svg
San Tin Highway
7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) 100
HK Route10.svg
Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Corridor
5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) 100
HK Route10.svg
Kong Sham Western Highway
5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) 80
HK Route3.svg
West Kowloon Highway
5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) 100
HK Route2.svg
Tate's Cairn Highway
4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) 80
Sha Lek Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) 80
HK Route5.svg
Tsuen Wan Road
4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) 70
HK Route8.svg
Lantau Link
4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) 80
HK Route3.svg
Tsing Kwai Highway
3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) 80
HK Route1.svg
Sha Tin Road
3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) 80
HK Route2.svg
Kwun Tong Bypass
3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) 70/80
HK Route9.svg
Tai Po Road – Sha Tin Section
1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)[10] 80
Penny's Bay Highway 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) 80
HK Route3.svg
Cheung Tsing Highway
1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) 80

Tunnels, bridges, viaducts, and flyovers

Main article: Tunnels and bridges in Hong Kong

Roads, avenues, streets, bazaars, squares, crescents

Hong Kong Island

Eastern District

The Mid-Levels

The Peak

Southern District

Causeway Bay, Central, Happy Valley, Wan Chai, Western District

Kowloon and New Kowloon

South of Boundary Street

North of Boundary Street

New Territories

Fanling

Kam Tin, Pat Heung and Shek Kong

Kwai Chung

Sai Kung

Sha Tin

Sheung Shui

Tai Po

Tseung Kwan O

Tsing Yi

Tsuen Wan

Tuen Mun

Yuen Long

Outlying Islands

Chek Lap Kok Airport

Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau is not accessible by vehicle, roads are only used by pedestrians, cyclists and some licensed vehicles.

Lamma
Lantau

Main article: List of roads in Lantau

Peng Chau

Bus priority

The Transport Department has designated about 22 km of road length as exclusive "bus lanes", out of approximately 2,000 km of accessible roads.

Monitoring major roads

The traffic CAM online provides near real-time road conditions for all major road users, as well as facilitating monitoring of traffic. There are about 115 closed-circuit cameras located on the routes to provide monitoring of traffic flow. Congestion is heaviest in Kowloon and along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, where most cameras are located.

Some example locations:

See also

References

  1. ^ https://hub.hku.hk/bitstream/10722/195115/1/FullText.pdf
  2. ^ https://hub.hku.hk/bitstream/10722/52813/6/FullText.pdf
  3. ^ Qin, Hao (2015). "Natural ventilation of high-rise high-density residential buildings of Hong Kong". doi:10.5353/th_b5689243. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ https://hub.hku.hk/bitstream/10722/56873/3/FullText.pdf
  5. ^ https://hub.hku.hk/bitstream/10722/65223/3/FullText.pdf
  6. ^ https://hub.hku.hk/bitstream/10722/297519/1/FullText.pdf
  7. ^ Fujimori, Ryo (2015). "Evolution of urban form in Hong Kong : A study of development controls and high-density housing models". doi:10.5353/th_b5689294. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ https://hub.hku.hk/bitstream/10722/28458/1/FullText.pdf
  9. ^ Google Maps of Tuen Mun Road (expressway)
  10. ^ Google Maps of Tai Po Road – Sha Tin section (expressway)