Monday, May 23, 2005

灣仔海傍小遊行

在久違的夏日驕陽下乾蒸,我又愛又恨。寧願放假的時侯才艷陽高照,來一趟郊野漫步,工作時頂着烈日可辛苦得很,還要在沒有海風的海邊乾曬呢!這樣子在灣仔海傍走到銅鑼灣,有什麼收獲?

也許是知道銅鑼灣避風塘的海水,這一天沒有發臭,以及終於走過通往銅鑼灣午炮那條小隧道吧。

如果在灣仔海傍興建像東區走廊的高架道,會是一道如何醜陋的風景?Posted by Hello


海傍小遊行並非我的意思。政府近日推出新一輪諮詢,徵詢市民對何優化灣仔和銅鑼灣海傍的意見,包括對灣仔繞道的看法。

新諮詢文件提出5個灣仔繞道的方式和草圖。土木工程拓展署承認這些方法,一定要填海,政府卻精叻過頭,絕口不提這些方案的填海幅度,美其名「啟發市民思考」、「拋磚引玉」、「可能市民不需要灣仔繞道,現階段不用考慮填海問題,說出想要怎樣的海傍」

──那末你幹麼畫出草圖?

老天,你可以掩着部法拉利的價錢牌,然後問我想唔想買嗎?

維港一景Posted by Hello


新諮詢於今日開始,昨日(23/5,周日)開記者會,會後政府又拉了共建維港委員會成員(官方諮詢組織)「做騷」,頂着烈日沿着海傍,由灣仔會展行去天后視察,負責採訪的我,無可避免地參加了這場小遊行。

我是現實主義者,贊成在非不得已的情況下,填海興建繞道,解決交通擠塞問題。最怕中環灣仔海傍起「東區走廊」般的高架橋,破壞維港美景。我只是納悶,幹麼填海資訊要這麼封閉,這麼不透明,去街市買菜都要問價啦!

紅隧銅鑼灣出口旁,已廢置的貨物起卸區,像一個避風塘,不知在其上泛舟的滋味如何?Posted by Hello


或許政府是驚弓之鳥吧。年初的類似諮詢,因為推了三個列出填海詳情的繞道方案,加上沒有充份諮詢共建維港委員會,結果被視為變相要市民選擇一個填海方案(因為灣仔填海官司判決指出,非不得已才可填海),自然被公眾和委員狂轟,被迫撤回,才有今日的新諮詢。準是政府汲取教訓,避談填海為上吧。

雖然我渴望見到藍天白雲,這天走在灣仔海傍,卻不特別愉快。一想到政府這種「講D唔講D」的文化,以及過往與新聞官因而「炒粉」甚至被投訴的經歷,便一臉無奈,大煞風景,糟蹋了眼前的藍天碧海維港景色。

共建維港委員會網頁, 選擇"公眾參與小錦囊" ,內有諮詢文件的pdf版本

從會展新翼眺望的灣仔中環一帶,眼前的海面很快變成填海土地Posted by Hello

9 comments:

Male said...

No Victoria Harbour. Well, how about Victoria River?

星屑醫生 said...

香港政府就是這樣子, 一來品味惡劣, 二來作風鬼祟, 三來霸王硬上弓, 而且有時誇大欺瞞也有. 最怕最後建成了繞道, 醜樣不在話下, 填海比預計多, 用的公帑也多了, 維"河"腐爛發臭, 之後卻不能達致與期效果, 車照樣的塞.

台灣老婆 said...

唉,我真不喜歡"填海"這個舉動,完全是破壞大自然生態環境。

有一次跟老公討論買樓的問題,我們想選擇可以望海的那面樓,結果老公突然說"不行,香港政府是會填海的..." 搞到現在根本不知道怎麼選樓了。

填海到底是否可以解決香港的人口問題呢? 除了這個,政府還想解決什麼問題? 解決了一個問題是不是會增加其他問題呢?

hegelchong said...

我是獨立媒體(www.inmediahk.net)的編輯,我們想轉載你這篇文章在我們的焦點,不知你是否同意?

Karson said...

This is a kind of HKG culture? You'll see the contrast when compare with Europe, the people here try their best to "maintain the original building", but we're build more, change more for our city....

Florence said...

Male和星屑醫生,

看來,灣仔逃不過填海命運,只差填多少罷了,我寧願政府老老實實講出每個繞道方案要填幾多海,明碼實價,否則我們日後更難討價還價

台灣老婆,除了灣仔,維港內其他地方應該不會再填海的了,我反而擔心那些近海的樓盤,前面如果還有一塊大空地,很有可能會起樓,擋住海景呢

Karson,我們有很好的建築師,懂得保育歷史建築物,但華人社會似乎對土地和高樓特別愛好,嫌保育舊物賺唔到錢,令人沮喪

weewhale said...

The government says they would not reclaim any more of the Victoria harbour after the Central Reclaimation 3 (ongoing) after the Court of Final Appeal judgement. However there is a loop hole they can use to bypass this judgement by claiming fulfullment of "overriding public need test" for any reclaimation required. Most likely they will claim the government offices they are planning to build will require more and more and more roads. See here for a recent TIME magazine article devoted to our Harbour.

There is an interesting exchange between the Government and the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, headed by Christine Loh, over claims of the condition of the harbour.

More pressing is the developments next to IFC planned on the reclaimed land. Town planning board has delayed a hearing on the Rezoning request submitted by the Society. The rezoning request basically is trying to bar the 'groundscraper' and 'festival market' from being built. The ground scraper alone is the size of IFC2 tower on its side. They did not give a good reason for delaying the hearing, is this another instance where the government tries to ignore a problem an hopes it goes away? How much more malls do we need in HK? Why is that the only thing can build? How come TIME is reporting on our harbour to the world when local media is strangely quiet on the issue?

lvsux said...

If we allow roads to be built by reclamation, the loop will never end. Car # increased->Build road->more offices in Central->Car # increased....

admun said...

There may be a need for the reclaimation (i dunno...), but it's sad to see the view disrupt...

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