arguments are especially cogent for roads near the Harbourfront,
starting with P2, the planned 40-metre wide highway from Central to
Wanchai that would make it difficult for people to walk to the new
the existing approach is to build the Central-Wanchai Bypass as a
tunnel, under reclaimed land, some distance off the existing shoreline.
One problem is that this contravenes a recent court ruling
against temporary reclamation. As
a result, construction of the Central-Wanchai Bypass and the Shatin-to-Central
Link may be delayed.
better alternative, which obviates any need for temporary reclamation
and requires less permanent reclamation, is for the road to run just
below ground level, mostly on land reclaimed immediately along the
existing shore, but also boring under existing land surface where