Stage 2 public engagement for "Kowloon Bay Business Area Pedestrian Environment Improvement - Feasibility Study" launched (with photo)

The Energizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO) of the Development Bureau launched the Stage 2 public engagement for the "Kowloon Bay Business Area (KBBA) Pedestrian Environment Improvement - Feasibility Study" today (November 14). Members of the public are invited to share their views on the proposed at-grade improvement schemes during the two-month public engagement period.

The Stage 1 public engagement completed in June this year revealed that the public was in general supportive of the study objective and strategy of creating a walkable central business district by enhancing the pedestrian and traffic environment in the KBBA.

The study proposes adopting a "weave" approach to improve connectivity and accessibility between the KBBA and the waterfront of the Kai Tak Development and other surrounding areas. It will create a pedestrian environment that, in addition to being walkable, can encourage people to sit and stay as well as weave work, life and play together.

In the Stage 2 public engagement, the EKEO has introduced an overall pedestrian environment improvement framework in which various at-grade improvements for three key areas and 17 individual locations in the KBBA are proposed. Taking into account public comments received during the public engagement, the EKEO will explore opportunities to take forward these proposals progressively ahead of the completion of the study. Other medium- to long-term measures will be introduced in the Stage 3 public engagement scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.

A series of Stage 2 public engagement activities, including a community workshop on November 30 and consultation with professional institutions and relevant parties, will take place from today until January 10, 2014. Details of the improvement proposals and public engagement activities are available at the EKEO's website ( Suggestions can be made via the designated website, email ( or telephone (3922 9870) by January 10, 2014.

Ends/Thursday, November 14, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:00


Kowloon Bay Business Area Pedestrian Environment Improvement - Feasibility Study Photo 1