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Think tank proposes making HK more 'walkable"

2016-02-17 HKT 17:42
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  • Simon Ng (right) says people are being channelled into shopping malls in new towns and some nearby streets are very quite. Photo: RTHK
    Simon Ng (right) says people are being channelled into shopping malls in new towns and some nearby streets are very quite. Photo: RTHK
Simon Ng speaks to Priscilla Ng
A local think tank on Wednesday proposed making Hong Kong a more "walkable" city through better planning and adopting pedestrian-friendly facilities.

Civic Exchange says that if more people take to walking, their quality of life could be improved and pollution in the city could be alleviated.

"In some of the districts, walkability is very good and there are good connections for people to walk. But in some new towns, people are being channelled into shopping malls, and that may not be the best thing as the streets are very quiet and there is nothing there", said Simon Ng, Civic Exchange’s Chief Research Officer.

The think tank will be holding an international forum in October to gauge experts' opinion on how to improve walkability in Hong Kong and other Asian cities.