Chief executive election candidate John Lee on Sunday visited two grassroots families living in subdivided flats in Yau Ma Tei, saying he is aware of the Hong Kong people's keen demand for housing.
Lee said the residents told him their living conditions are poor and they would like to be given public flats as soon as possible.
The former chief secretary said if he gets the city's top job, he will work on speeding up land supply and the construction of homes, but he doesn't underestimate the challenges involved.
Lee stopped short of saying whether he has any targets for public flat supply in the next five years or ridding the city of cage homes.
A reporter also asked Lee how he would improve road safety in Hong Kong.
"Road safety includes a lot of these rules, first of all driving behaviour, the laws and regulations that govern it, and also the departments which enforce it. But what is also important is citizen awareness of their own behaviour in road safety," he replied.
"It is also important that people know the rules and regulations, the proper behaviour in crossing roads. Collectively. Then I think road safety will be in a very good position".
Lee added that more publicity on road safety would be helpful.