During my 2013-2015 stay in mainland China, I had to go to Hong Kong several times with my family for visa renewals, etc. so we got to experience that place as a first time visitor to the area... How did the ability to get around the place work for us, for instance. And for me particularly as a Traffic Engineer from America, what was the transportation state of the art in China in one of their largest and diverse cities?
video shot and edited by Grant Johnson
For two decades now, Hong Kong has slowly been integrating back into China, or vice versa. The transportation system is advanced in both places. In Hong Kong it is completely MULTI-MODAL and optimized for PEDS even though there are trains, buses, taxis, and a myriad of automobiles all around the ped walkways, bridges, and corridors. The PEDS can get around with ease and I was extremely impressed with this. No long waits, and access to the underground SUBWAY METRO at many convenient locations. Locations like the street, from within Malls, from within Airports, from within Office Buildings.
Our family rode the Transit System, Double Decker buses, Trolly, Metro Subway, Taxis.
Staggered crosswalk. Makes more room for storage when splitting crossing distance.⬇︎⬇︎
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Grant Johnson, TE is a Traffic Engineer in CA who spent 2.5 years in China avidly studying and documenting traffic there. There are big differences between the USA and CHINA, some good some not so good.