I’m fighting with a group of friends to help preserve something we dearly love, the path that circles the mountain rising over the central part of our busy city, Lugard Road on the iconic Victoria Peak — an oasis of tranquility and refuge from noise and pollution enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors every year. Developers have applied to build a hotel which will bring cars and service vehicles into the restricted, narrow road which we believe will cause pollution, disrupt the peaceful atmosphere and endanger walkers and the disabled.
When the full effect of this development is felt and the train of traffic is such from vehicles for construction, repair, support staff, suppliers, hotel guests, etc. that walkers and tourists turn away, as they will, the ignominy and shame of those responsible will be as a blight on Hong Kong’s reputation that all of us must bear. For an idea of what’s at stake, read the following post I originally wrote three years ago entitled “A Walk on Victoria Peak” but just as valid today. There isn’t much time to act but if you’d like to help stop the construction, please email Hong Kong’s Town Planning Board to voice your objections.