Pok Fu Lam Road

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Pok Fu Lam Road
HK Pok Fu Lam Road.jpg
Pok Fu Lam Road near Li Sing Primary School
Length 5.1 km (3.2 mi)
5.0 km (3.1 mi) two-way, 0.1 km (0.062 mi) one-way
South end Shek Pai Wan Road
North end Queen's Road West
Pok Fu Lam Road
Chinese 薄扶林道

Pokfulam Road, or Pok Fu Lam Road, is a four-lane road in Hong Kong. Built on Hong Kong Island, the road runs between Sai Ying Pun and Wah Fu, through Pok Fu Lam.

Description[edit]

It runs south from Sai Ying Pun, passing The University of Hong Kong along the Belcher's, with a road junction with Pokfield Road. The vegetation in this area is largely preserved, unlike many roads in the urban built-up areas of Hong Kong. Further south, the Pok Fu Lam playground, a public playground, is located near the junction with Mount Davis Road in Mount Davis. Down the road, Queen Mary Hospital, a large hospital complex, borders the junction with Sassoon Road and Bisney Road. Recently, the junction was renovated into a large intersection with highway loops, in order to ease traffic congestion. Further down the road, there is a large reservoir, a school for the blind, a vocational education centre and two large housing complexes: Chi Fu Fa Yuen and Pokfulam Gardens. The road ends at the Pokfulam Fire Station.

Spelling[edit]

The road name is always spelled as Three words Pok Fu Lam Road (see road sign above), and not Pokfulam Road. Many of its traditionally expatriate residents pronounce it Pok Fulham (as in the London borough). The road is more commonly referred to as Pok Fu Lam in Cantonese.

Along Pokfulam Road is one of the more recent property developments, The Belcher's, built in 2000-2001.

Intersections[edit]

The portion of the road near Sai Ying Pun

Listed from south to north.

District Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Southern Waterfall Bay 0.0–
0.2
0.0–
0.12
Wah Fu Road / Shek Pai Wan Road Trumpet interchange; Southern terminus
0.3 0.19 Victoria Road
Pok Fu Lam 0.5–
0.7
0.31–
0.43
Chi Fu Road Trumpet interchange
1.0–
1.1
0.62–
0.68
Chi Fu Road Modified trumpet interchange
1.4 0.87 Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road
Sandy Bay 2.3–
2.5
1.4–
1.6
Sassoon Road Partial cloverleaf interchange
2.6 1.6 Bisney Road Northbound only
Central and Western Kennedy Town 3.3 2.1 Mount Davis Road / Smithfield
3.8 2.4 Pokfield Road
Shek Tong Tsui 4.3 2.7 Hill Road Flyover to Route 4 east Northbound only
4.5–
4.6
2.8–
2.9
Hill Road / Bonham Road No access from southbound to eastbound Bonham Road
4.6 2.9 Third Street Northbound only
Sai Ying Pun 4.8 3.0 Kui Yan Lane Pedestrianized
Water Street
High Street
4.9 3.0 Rose Lane Pedestrianized
Third Street
5.0 3.1 Second Street Two-way street ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

One-way section[edit]

Listed from north to south. The entire road is in Sai Ying Pun, Central and Western District.

km[2] mi Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 Queen's Road West
0.03 0.019 Sam To Lane Pedestrianized
0.05 0.031 First Street
0.08 0.050 Sai Wa Lane Pedestrianized
0.10 0.062 Second Street End of one-way street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former

Coordinates: 22°15′29″N 114°08′12″E / 22.25798°N 114.13674°E / 22.25798; 114.13674

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OpenStreetMap contributors. Pok Fu Lam Road (Two-way street) (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ OpenStreetMap contributors. Pok Fu Lam Road (One-way street) (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 

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