Where Are We

2000
January
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) proposed a pedestrian precinct in Central to the government.
2014
July
HKIP, in conjunction with Civic Exchange, City University of Hong Kong and transport consultants MVA (HK) Ltd, revisited the 2000 proposal and submitted to the government again.
2015
July
Hong Kong civic groups including Clean Air Network, Designing Hong Kong, Hong Kong Public Space Initiative, supported by Knight Frank, The Conservancy Association, Friends of the Earth (HK), formed the Des Voeux Road Central Initiative. The group was in discussions with relevant Hong Kong SAR Government Bureaux and Departments as well as local business leaders to secure their support for the plan.
2016
July
The Des Voeux Road Central Initiative was re-branded as Walk DVRC.
September
A one-day closure of DVRC, with the scope of 200m of the road, was successfully tried-and-tested.
2017
January
Walk DVRC Ltd was set up on 26th January 2017 to spearhead the Walk DVRC initiative.
December
Planning of The Sheung Wan Fiesta began. It is a trial schemes that will close a two-block stretch of DVRC, from Western Market to Hillier Street, to vehicular traffic for 90 days.
2018
April
Walk DVRC International Design Competition launched
August
Section 88 status granted. At the same month, The Sheung Wan Fiesta was funded $5 million from Urban Renewal Fund.
September
Walkability Study conducted by HKSAR names Central as one of the study areas.
November
Released the result of The Sheung Wan Fiesta Market Research done by Nielson Hong Kong