Hong Kong Tour | 13 Hong Kong Iconic Street + Road traffic images

Our streets and roads provide many opportunities for some great images, I have concentrated on traffic scenes as our roads are always busy and traffic is frequently nose to tail and if you like fancy cars then Hong Kong streets are heaven.

 One of our Governments biggest mistakes, ever. 

One of our Governments biggest mistakes, ever. 

I have written at length in the past on the issue of the Cross Harbour Tunnel traffic jam issue, the Transport Department here has done some stupid things, none more so than failing to correct this long standing problem, it is nothing short of disgraceful that traffic grinds to a standstill on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon every day because our Government does not have the will to raise tolls at this tunnel which they have owned since 1972.

 The intersection at Pedder Street and Des Vouex Road

The intersection at Pedder Street and Des Vouex Road

This is a very busy intersection and I am always fascinated by the delivery nutters on bikes weaving in and out of traffic with no regard for their own safety (or anybody who gets in their way for that matter)

 A very nice car and number plate

A very nice car and number plate

I love fancy cars and I love car spotting (and number plate spotting) on a normal day I can normally see a minimum of 20+ different Rolls Royce's and 30 gazillion Mercedes Benz's. simply awesome.

 Queens Road Central

Queens Road Central

Queens Road Central at the back of HSBC where traffic in Central District grinds to a halt for most of the day.

 The Ting Kau Bridge

The Ting Kau Bridge

The Ting Kau bridge is a always busy and I cross this bridge twice a day, it is a pity there isn't a place you can stop on the bridge to take photo's, the sunset images on a clear day would be magnificent. 

 Exiting the Western Harbour Tunnel

Exiting the Western Harbour Tunnel

Because the tolls are so high at the Western Harbour Tunnel (it is privately owned) traffic jams up the Government owned Cross Harbour Tunnel leaving this tunnel somewhat underused. When you exit this tunnel you can get a great view of the fancy buildings in the West Kowloon area including ICC which at 118 floors is our tallest building and the W Hotel behind it. nice. 

 Cheung Chau traffic! 

Cheung Chau traffic! 

Cars and the like are not allowed on Cheung Chau island which means vehicles like this trundle along the streets at a heady 5mph, I hate these converted lawnmowers they are very noisy and just get on your nerves

 Demonstrations often close Hennessy Road

Demonstrations often close Hennessy Road

Hennessy Road is a major road on Hong Kong island, running through Wanchai and Causeway Bay and is often closed on a Sunday to allow for noisy demonstrations which are expertly managed by the Police. 

 Heading towards Kwai Hing and Kwai Chung

Heading towards Kwai Hing and Kwai Chung

Heading towards the container port at Kwai Chung (on the left) and Kwai Hing on the right where there is lots of public housing, this is a very busy highway and many drivers get done for speeding here.

 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon

Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon

This is the very busy intersection at the junction of Canton Road and Salisbury Road next to the Star Ferry in Kowloon, a great place for spotting fancy cars and rich Mainland Chinese tourists pulling suitcases going shopping on Canton Road

 Kwun Tong in Kowloon

Kwun Tong in Kowloon

Kwun Tong is an old industrial area in Kowloon and an interesting mixture of decaying factory buildings and fancy office buildings, throw in a couple of decent hotels as well... traffic on a Sunday is light. 

 Des Vouex Road in Sheung Wan

Des Vouex Road in Sheung Wan

Moving west away from the Central business district is always interesting as you head into Sheung Wan.. the double decker trams are somewhat iconic and it is fun to watch jay walkers trying to avoid being hit by these slow moving vehicles. 

 Admiralty on Hong Kong Island

Admiralty on Hong Kong Island

This is Queensway in Admiralty District which connects Central to Wanchai and more often than not this stretch of road is jammed because of it's proximity to the roads leading to the Cross Harbour Tunnel


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Posted on June 7, 2013 and filed under Iconic Hong Kong.