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Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines revised


Chapter 8 of the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines (HKPSG) concerning internal transport facilities has been revised to incorporate new planning standards and guidelines for parking and cycling, the Planning Department announced today (April 8).

A spokesman for the department explained that the revisions were based on recommendations of the recently completed Second Parking Demand Study commissioned by the Transport Department.

With the revisions, new parking standards for residential developments are being adopted in line with the global parking standard applicable to both private and subsidised housing.

"We have taken into account adjustment factors regarding propensity to own a car and proximity to railway stations, and the new standards will enable more flexibility in setting parking requirements," the spokesman said.

New guidelines also apply to coach parking, liquefied petroleum gas-powered vehicle parking and parking for persons with disabilities.

Other modifications affect parking standards for industrial use, the provision ratio of loading/unloading spaces for light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles in commercial facilities, and standards for motorcycle parking spaces.

There are new parking standards for "business" development and new bicycle parking guidelines as well.

The HKPSG, which sets out the criteria for determining the scale, location and site requirements of various land uses, is applied in planning studies, preparation and revision of town plans and development control.

The revised Chapter can be seen on the Planning Department's website at

The recommendations of the Second Parking Demand Study are available on the Transport Department's website at

End/Tuesday, April 8, 2003


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