What is the Walk DVRC Initiative

Walk DVRC (Des Voeux Road Central) is an initiative that aims to transform one of Hong Kong’s most central, polluted and least people-friendly stretches of road – from Pedder Street to Western Market – into an area that gives pedestrians and trams priority over other vehicular traffic. A walkable DVRC can serve as a core project for the overall improvement of Hong Kong’s deteriorating Central Business District.

Walk DVRC’s vision is not only to give this 1.4km section of road, once culturally rich and now choked with traffic, back to its people for enjoyment and for the good of the city, it also aims to create a sustainable and replicable model which can serve as a roadmap to other decaying urban areas of Hong Kong.

Walk DVRC’s efforts also include undertaking research for the purpose of community education and outreach. The initiative strives to raise awareness and advance civic engagement with a view to influencing public policy to ensure Hong Kong maintains its reputation as Asia’s World City.  

Walk DVRC Ltd., the organisation delivering the Walk DVRC initiative, is an NGO that promotes and educates on the issue of walkability in terms of holistic urban planning and design in Hong Kong.

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