The district council have requested the installation of a pedestrian crossing between Shouson Hill and the stops for buses to Stanley and Tai Tam. The subject was raised at a meeting last month but no commitments have yet been made by the Highways Department.
Currently, pedestrians travelling to Stanley via the new MTR South Island Line face either a long walk or a hazardous road crossing when exiting the MTR station to catch the minibus.
Due to a lack of pedestrian crossings on this part of the busy Wong Chuk Hang Road, the safest option is to walk up towards Nam Fung Road, cross at the traffic lights and head back towards the bus stop: a 450m journey. Most pedestrians have been taking the shorter route – only 100m – but in doing so are putting themselves in danger.