RSS Feed

Central–Mid-levels escalators

Posted on

The island of Hong Kong is filled with many large and steep hills. This causes a lot of issues with city planning, and the issues with city planning have led to traffic concerns. To alleviate traffic in the Mid-Level (a residential area in Hong Kong) the Central–Mid-levels escalators were built. It has become the longest covered escalator system in the entire world.

It takes 20 minutes to ride the 800 meters of 20 escalators and 3 moving sidewalks. Although the original goal of reducing traffic was never realized, new restaurants and shops have opened on the Upper Level due to the daily traffic reaching about 55,000 people. This is much beyond the original forecast of 27,000 people per day.

Photos by zh FongCYu, K.C. Tang, and Maucaine respectively
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: