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Encyclopedia > East Kowloon Corridor
East Kowloon Corridor near Ko Shan Theatre
East Kowloon Corridor near Ko Shan Theatre

East Kowloon Corridor (Traditional Chinese: 東九龍走廊) is a highway in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is part of Route 5. It is a dual two-lane carriageway running from the exit of Kai Tak Tunnel near Sung Wong Toi Road to its junction with Ma Tau Wai Road in Hung Hom, where both roads are succeeded by Chatham Road. Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Category: ... In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... Route 5 (五號幹綫) is a route artery in Hong Kong from eastern to western Kowloon and New Kowloon, and ends in Tsuen Wan in the New Territories, linking Route 9. ... Hung Hom Kwun Yum Temple Hong Kong Polytechnic University The landmark of Whampoa Garden, a ship-like shopping centre building. ... Chatham Road South near Polytechnic University, viewed from a bus Chatham Road South (漆咸道南 and Chatham Road North 漆咸道北 are two continuous roads in Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ...


Since its completion, East Kowloon Corridor, together with Kai Tak Tunnel, play crucial roles in diverting road traffic in Kowloon by feeding traffic between Hung Hom and Kwun Tong by providing a shortcut, thereby avoiding causing traffic congestion in To Kwa Wan, Mong Kok, Kowloon City and Choi Hung where traffic is already saturated. In particular, East Kowloon Corridor gives drivers an alternative overpass between Hung Hom and Kowloon City.[1][2] In this sense, East Kowloon Corridor serves as an ideal alternative for drivers since it has only two exits and no traffic lights.[3] Traffic jams are common in heavily populated areas. ... Mong Kok or Mongkok (Chinese: 旺角; the English name is a transliteration of its older name 望角 or 芒角) is an area in the Yau Tsim Mong District on Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong, China. ... Kowloon City (九龍城, Pinyin: Jiu3long2cheng2) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Overpass in East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C. Flyover in Miami Beach, Florida An overpass (In UK, most Commonwealth countries flyover) is a bridge, road or similar structure that crosses over another road. ... A stoplight in Mexico City. ...


Geographically, East Kowloon Corridor runs on top of Kowloon City Road and Ma Tau Wai Road[4]. Just ahead of the entrance to Kai Tak Tunnel lies the only branching exit of East Kowloon Corridor, which goes to Kowloon City Road northbound from the northbound direction, San Shan Road eastbound from the southbound direction, and the only branching entrance to the southbound direction fed from San Shan Road westbound.[4] It descends and joins into Chatham Road North near an intersection with Fat Kwong Street.[4][3]


Although the road is named East Kowloon Corridor, commuters must not be confused by the name. In fact, administratively, East Kowloon Corridor is located in West Kowloon District. The word "East" is used in order to disambiguate from West Kowloon Corridor, which is situated farther west near Lai Chi Kok. Moreover, in the early colonial days, To Kwa Wan and Hung Hom both lied in the eastern half of Kowloon Peninsula. However, the entire peninsula is now integrated into West Kowloon District.[5] In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... West Kowloon Corridor (西九龍走廊) is part of Route 2 (Hong Kong), acting as a bypass and series of flyover over existing roads in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Lai Chi Kok (荔枝角) is an area in Sham Shui Po District, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... Flag of colonial Hong Kong, a Blue Ensign with the colonys coat of arms. ... The Kowloon Peninsula, commonly referred to as Kowloon, is a peninsula, in the south of the mainland part of the Hong Kong territory. ...


As many buildings are already built around Kowloon City Road and Ma Tau Wai Road before East Kowloon Corridor was constructed, residents in the district, especially those living in lower floors of buildings on the sides of the flyover, were strongly affected by the noise generated from car engines during rush hours.[6] Many residents have already moved out from those buildings and the buildings were turned into commercial or other uses. Rush hour at Tokyo Station, Yamanote Line A rush hour is a part of the day with busy traffic and hence traffic congestion on the roads and crowded public transport; normally the two periods in a day when people are travelling to or from work or school. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ Hong Kong Guide 2006 (Photomap Edition), Survey and Mapping Office, HKSAR
  2. ^ Hong Kong Guide 2004 (Photomap Edition), Survey and Mapping Office, HKSAR
  3. ^ a b Hong Kong Driving Guide 2006 (香港街道駕駛指南(第十年版)), Universal Publications Ltd., Hong Kong. ISBN:962-8797-39-5
  4. ^ a b c Centamap
  5. ^ [1]; [2] Legal definitions of Kowloon, Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon
  6. ^ LegCo reference on noise problem caused by East Kowloon Corridor

 
 

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