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Written by Daniel Sin Pavilions and rain shelters are among the favourite minor works that district councils carry out for their constituents. But not all residents who frequent Lung Fu Shan Country Park are thankful for a concrete pavilion in Hatton Road, as they say such amenities are putting the natural environment and local vegetation at risk. Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam, chairwoman of the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group, […]

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Written by Daniel Sin The Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group, which succeeded in stalling the erection of railings in Hatton Road, Mid-Levels, has discovered the project will soon be revived. The Central and Western District Council says that the project’s revival was in response to requests from elderly residents. Last week, the Sunday Morning Post (SEHK: 0583, announcements, news) reported that the concern group had pointed out a growing […]

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Written by Daniel Sin Hikers trying to find respite from the hustle and bustle of urban living say they are frustrated by the mass of iron railings lining the city’s footpaths and concrete poured over former green areas. Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam, chairwoman of the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group, a local organisation of hikers in Central and Western District, said that the growing number of railings built alongside roads […]

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Written by Daniel Sin Academics and conservationists have given the thumbs down to the use of shotcrete for slope works because of its cost, the damage it wreaks on the environment and other side effects. Jim Chi-yung, University of Hong Kong’s chair professor of geography, said that despite the government’s claim to the contrary, shotcreting was used in most slope stabilisation works. “[Such a method] is extremely destructive to soil, […]

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The path to ruin is paved with good intentions. Nowhere is this adage literally truer than on footpaths across our city. Iron railings have been erected along extended stretches of roads and trails in Mid-Levels and other districts. Officials say they are necessary for pedestrian safety; concern groups dispute their claim and charge that the railings, which are often high, are not only unnecessary but ruin the scenic surroundings. We […]

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Written by Vivian Leung We thank all those who responded to our appeal against a proposal by the Transport Department to erect railings along Old Peak Road (“Scrap fence plan for hiking trail”, May 13). We have received 400 e-mails and signatures from people who objected to the proposal; eight people supported it. The railings would have been erected soon after Lunar New Year, if we had not heard of […]

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