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From the 25th of the Mong Kok Flower Market, the traffic control will be implemented for five consecutive days.

2022-01-24T06:03:16.442Z

The New Year is approaching. Following the cancellation of the New Year's Eve Flower Market originally scheduled for January 14 due to the epidemic, many citizens have switched to the Mong Kok Flower Market to buy flowers for the New Year. ,



The New Year is approaching. Following the cancellation of the New Year's Eve Flower Market originally scheduled for January 14 due to the epidemic, many citizens have switched to the Mong Kok Flower Market to buy flowers for the New Year. , In order to avoid the risk of epidemic caused by crowds and prevent traffic jams, the police plan to implement special measures in the area of ​​Flower Market in Mong Kok for five consecutive days on the eve of Chinese New Year (January 27th "New Year's Day" to February 1st "New Year's Day"). Traffic and people flow arrangements.


During the implementation period, special traffic control will be imposed on Flower Market Road, Fa Yuen Street, Yuen Po Street and Prince Edward Road West in the area of ​​Mong Kok Flower Market. All vehicles except emergency vehicles and flower vendors unloading goods will not be allowed to enter the above-mentioned road sections.

If the Mong Kok Flower Market is busy, a "single-in, multiple-out" arrangement will be adopted.

In addition, in order to reduce the footpath load on Prince Edward Road West, the minibus and bus stops near Hip Wo Primary School on Prince Edward Road West will be closed (from January 30 to February 1), and 3 minibus routes and 10 bus routes will need to be diverted .

The special arrangement is expected to mobilize 150 people per shift, including police officers, auxiliary police officers and traffic supervisors.


In the first stage, the blue areas (Flower Market Road, Fa Yuen Street, Yuen Po Street and Prince Edward Road West Slip Road) will be subject to special control. Except for emergency vehicles and flower vendors unloading goods, all vehicles will not be allowed to enter the above-mentioned road sections. The Flower Market can be accessed from any of the above roads.

Special Traffic and Crowd Arrangements will be implemented at 8:00 a.m. on the eve of Chinese New Year (“25th January” on 27th January to “New Year’s Day” on 1st February) in the area of ​​Flower Market in Mong Kok .

During the implementation period, special traffic control will be imposed on Flower Market Road, Fa Yuen Street, Yuen Po Street and Prince Edward Road West in the area of ​​Mong Kok Flower Market. All vehicles except emergency vehicles and flower vendors unloading goods will not be allowed to enter the above-mentioned road sections.

As for the crowd management arrangement, the Police stated that different levels of control will be implemented according to the implementation situation. When the flow of people is normal, the public can enter the flower market on any of the above-mentioned roads.

If people want to enter the flower market when the flow of people is dense, they need to enter the above-mentioned location from the junction of Sports Ground Road and Fa Yuen Street, and they are only allowed to leave at other intersections.

The police also pointed out that depending on the situation, they will make arrangements with the MTR to convert Exits A and B1 of Prince Edward Station to allow only exit and no entry, so as to facilitate the public to enter the flower market.

In the second stage, the blue and purple areas (Flower Market Road, Fa Yuen Street, Yuen Po Street and Prince Edward Road West Slip Road) will be subject to special control, and all vehicles will not be allowed to enter the above sections except for emergency vehicles and flower vendors unloading goods , the public must enter the above-mentioned location from the junction of Sports Ground Road and Fa Yuen Street, and only leave at other intersections.

In addition, in order to reduce the footpath load on Prince Edward Road West, the bus stop on Prince Edward Road West near Xie Wo Primary School will be closed from 3:00 pm on January 30 to 7:00 on February 1, while the nearby Prince Edward Road West near Xie Wo Primary School will be closed. Minibuses and bus stops also need to be closed. There are 3 minibus routes and 10 bus routes that need to be diverted. The affected diversion minibuses include 46, 70, 70A, and bus routes 1, 1A, 3C, 20A, 42, 95 , 104, 203C, 203S and N216.

Passengers need to go west to east on Prince Edward Road and get on the bus near Ba Xin Men's College.

Senior Superintendent of Police West Kowloon Region Wong Chi-wai pointed out that the general principle for judging whether the crowd is busy is not to want the flower market to be overcrowded, to avoid causing public danger and reducing the risk of infection.

Huang Zhiwei also appealed to the public not to enter the flower market during peak hours, hoping that the flow of people would reach a "controllable" level.

When asked if the gathering restriction order would be relaxed due to festivals, he said that it would be implemented in accordance with the laws and the implementation, and he hoped that the public would be self-disciplined.

Police remind car owners not to illegally park or stay in the above-mentioned locations.

Source: hk1

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