Clean Air Network will join hands with Jockey Club Make A Difference Social Lab, as well as engineers from Transport Department and citizens from diverse backgrounds, to spark a street experiment for a more walkable and healthier street environment in Sham Shui Po. With attentive studies on the neighborhood and professional guidance on street design and planning in the coming four months, the lab fellows will take the user-centered approach to proactively engage in the process of formulating and implementing creative solutions for a healthier and pedestrian-oriented street design.
Sham Shui Po is a heavily polluted district, in which NO2 concentration, generated mainly from vehicles, is highest among all the general monitoring stations in Hong Kong. Plagued by the high social deprivation index, the district suffers environmental injustice where the socially deprived population is vulnerably exposed to the serious air pollution.
With the start of the lab on 17 March, we anticipate a fruitful lab experience leading to our vision for a low-emission, walkable and healthy neighborhood!