|Streets and Roads in Hong Kong|
|Maintained by Transport Department|
The following are incomplete lists of notable expressways, tunnels, bridges, roads, avenues, streets, crescents, squares and bazaars in Hong Kong.
Many roads on the Hong Kong Island conform to the contours of the hill landscape. Some of the roads on the north side of Hong Kong Island and southern Kowloon have a grid-like pattern. The roads are generally designed to British standards. Expressways generally conform to British motorway standards.
Speed limits on all roads are 50 km/h, unless indicated otherwise by road signs. Usually, higher speed limits such as 70 km/h and 80 km/h have been raised to facilitate traffic flow along main roads and trunk roads. On most expressways, speed limits have been raised to 80 km/h and 100 km/h due to the smooth geometry and 110 km/h for North Lantau Highway, while some expressways such as Island Eastern Corridor and Tuen Mun Road have been restricted to 70 km/h because of its long existence and/or geometrical constraints. Typically, the highest speed limit in all tunnels and suspension bridges is 80 km/h, while for other roads such as toll plaza areas and slip roads that do not lead to other expressways the speed limits are recommended to be reduced to the default 50 km/h speed limit.
Hong Kong's Transport Department is responsible for management of road traffic, regulation of public transport services and operation of major transport infrastructures, while Highways Department is responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance of the public road system.
In 2004, a new strategic route marking system was put in place, with most existing routes renumbered and exits to key places or to another route also numbered. (For example, a journey from Yau Ma Tei to the airport uses Route 3, taking Exit 5 to join Route 8. It is therefore identified as "3-5-8".) Routes 1 to 3 are cross-harbour north-south routes following the order in which the harbour tunnels were opened. Routes 4, 5, 7 and 8 run east-west, numbered from south to north. Route 9 circumscribes the New Territories. Route 10 runs from western New Territories from Route 9 and bends northward towards and passes the border to Shenzhen. However, the new system has caused some confusion to drivers used to relying on destination signs.
The routes are designated as follows:
There are approximately 158.7 kilometres (98.6 mi) of expressways in Hong Kong. The following list is sorted by length:
|Number and Name||Length|
|Speed limit (km/h)|
|Tuen Mun Road||16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi)||70/80|
|Hong Kong Link Road||13.2 kilometres (8.2 mi)||100|
|North Lantau Highway||12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi)||110|
|Tsing Long Highway||12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi)||80/100|
|Tolo Highway||11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi)||100|
|Fanling Highway||10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi)||80/100|
|Yuen Long Highway||10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi)||80|
|Island Eastern Corridor||8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi)||70|
|San Tin Highway||7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi)||100|
|Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Corridor||5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi)||100|
|Kong Sham Western Highway||5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi)||80|
|West Kowloon Highway||5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi)||100|
|Tate's Cairn Highway||4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi)||80|
|Sha Lek Highway||4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi)||80|
|Tsuen Wan Road||4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi)||70|
|Lantau Link||4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi)||80|
|Tsing Kwai Highway||3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)||80|
|Sha Tin Road||3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi)||80|
|Kwun Tong Bypass||3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi)||70/80|
|Tai Po Road – Sha Tin Section||1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)||80|
|Penny's Bay Highway||1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)||80|
|Cheung Tsing Highway||1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi)||80|
The Transport Department has designated about 22 km of road length as exclusive "bus lanes", out of approximately 2,000 km of accessible roads.
The traffic CAM online provides near real-time road conditions for all major road users, as well as facilitating monitoring of traffic. There are about 115 closed-circuit cameras located on the routes to provide monitoring of traffic flow. Congestion is heaviest in Kowloon and along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, where most cameras are located.
Some example locations:
Sha Tin District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. As one of the 9 districts located in the New Territories, it covers the areas of Sha Tin, Tai Wai, Ma On Shan, Fo Tan, Siu Lek Yuen and Ma Liu Shui. The district is the most populous district in Hong Kong, with a population of 659,794 as per 2016 by-census, having a larger population than many countries or dependencies including Iceland, Malta, Montenegro and Brunei.
Hong Kong counts approximately 600 temples, shrines and monasteries. While Buddhism and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions, most religions are represented in the Special Administrative Region.
Route 9, Hong Kong is one of the strategic trunk roads, mostly in the form of a motorway, circumnavigating the New Territories. The route is also known as the New Territories Circular Road (新界環迴公路). Starting from the Shing Mun Tunnels, Route 9 links Sha Tin, Tai Po, Fanling, Sheung Shui, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan.
Sha Tin, also spelt Shatin, is a neighbourhood along Shing Mun River in the eastern New Territories, Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of the Sha Tin District. Sha Tin is one of the neighbourhoods of the Sha Tin New Town project.
Castle Peak Road is the longest road in Hong Kong. Completed in 1920, it runs in the approximate shape of an arc of a semi-circle. It runs West from Tai Po Road in Sham Shui Po, New Kowloon, to Tuen Mun, then north to Yuen Long then east to Sheung Shui, in the very north of the New Territories. It is divided into 22 sections. It serves south, west and north New Territories, being one of the most distant roads in early Hong Kong.
Sham Shui Po District is one of 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is the poorest district in Hong Kong, with a predominantly working-class population of 405,869 in 2016 and the lowest median household income of all districts. Sham Shui Po has long been home to poorer new immigrants from mainland China. It also saw the birth of public housing in Hong Kong, as the government sought to resettle those displaced by a devastating fire in its slums. Sham Shui Po also hosted a Vietnamese refugee camp during the influx of migration in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
The Lunar New Year Fair, also known as the flower market, is a type of fair held annually a few days before Lunar New Year in Chinese New Year markets in China. These fairs are primarily practiced by the Cantonese, and spread with Cantonese immigration.
The Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System is a system adopted by the Transport Department of the Hong Kong Government to organise the major roads in the territory into routes 1 to 10 for the convenience of drivers. When the system was implemented in 2004, the government promoted it with a major public campaign, including the slogan "Remember the Numbers; Make Driving Easier".
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Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong are dedicated to Tin Hau (Mazu). Over 100 temples are dedicated to Tin Hau in Hong Kong. A list of these temples can be found below.
Sham Shui Po Ferry Pier was a ferry pier in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong that operated from 1924 to 1992. It was one of the important ferry piers in West Kowloon and had a bus terminus nearby.