Strategy to Take Forward Transport Infrastructure Projects
Continuous Implementation of Transport Infrastructure
The Government has been advocating the “infrastructure-led” and “capacity-creating” planning approaches in taking forward transport infrastructure projects with a view to meeting the long-term transport and logistics demand in a visionary manner while fostering better integration with other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area). At the same time, the Government targets to alleviate the traffic bottlenecks by improving the transport network to provide more transport options and shorten commuting time for the public.
Long-term Development Plan
The Government commenced the “Strategic Studies on Railways and Major Roads beyond 2030” (the Study) in December 2020. Based on the final recommendations of the “Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030”, the Study explores the future layout of Hong Kong’s railway and major road infrastructure to ensure the planning of major transport infrastructure will drive or even reserve capacity to meet the overall long-term development needs of Hong Kong, including those suggested in the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy.
Existing and under Construction/Planning Major Transport Infrastructures
After commissioning of the railway and major road projects, the traffic demand arising from the development projects to be completed as scheduled can be fulfilled. To ensure the major transport infrastructure will complement to meet the transport demand of overall long-term land development, we are conducting the “Strategic Studies on Railway and Major Roads beyond 2030”. The Government targets to consolidate Hong Kong’s future Major Transport Infrastructure Development Blueprint in the fourth quarter of 2023, and implement the required transport infrastructure projects in a timely manner.