Environmentally Friendly Noise Measures
Some existing roads are close to dwellings and are causing noise disturbances to nearby residents at night. However, retrofitting noise barriers/enclosures or providing low noise road surfaces on existing roads may not be practicable. Therefore, non-engineering solutions such as traffic management and pedestrian schemes, if found practicable, could be used to help to relief the traffic noise problem in the locality.
Traffic Management Scheme
A traffic management scheme is being implemented in four areas to ban certain types of vehicles from using some streets at night to reduce traffic noise.
|Name of Street||Class of Vehicle Affected
|Lai King Hill Road||Length exceeding 11m (except buses)||11 p.m. to 7 a.m. [effective 1 June 1995]|
|Chuk Yau Road||Gross Vehicle Weight exceeding 23 tonnes||11 p.m. to 7 a.m. [effective 18 March 1999]|
|Tsing Fung Street Flyover||Gross Vehicle Weight exceeding 5.5 tonnes (except franchised buses)||11 p.m. to 7 a.m. [effective 14 January 2000]|
|Texaco Road Flyover||Franchised buses||Mid-night to 6 a.m. [effective 4 July 2005]|