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A 200-metre section of Central’s Des Voeux Road Central transformed into a temporary pedestrian and tram precinct, as
Very DVRC last Sunday. Over 14400 citizens walked and realised their imaginations on the once busiest road in
Hong Kong.

More than 47 collaborators brought to the site community activities such as street sports and live orchestra performance,
while designers and architects restructured the space with awe-inspiring architectural interventions.

The temporary pedestrian zone brought cleaner air and also a significant growth of pedestrian traffic. With 40% less
polluted than nearby roads on PM 2.5 readings, 1230 people walked through the pedestrianized road in 15 minutes on
average – 92.19% higher than usual on weekends and holidays.

DVRC_9389Copyright Wilson Au Yeung

With such a success, CAN certainly will be more confident to push for a permanent tram and pedestrian precinct on Des
Voeux Road Central, with co-organisers like Walk DVRC, Hong Kong Public Space Initiative, and event curator
Very Hong Kong.

Story posted on
17th Sep, 2016

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