What is the Walk DVRC Initiative

Walk DVRC Ltd., formally established as an NGO in January 2017, has a vision for a more walkable and liveable Central Business District that begins with the revitalisation of a decaying Des Voeux Road Central. Recognizing that cities lacking a heart or smart core lose their global relevance, Walk DVRC aims to transform a key stretch of road -- from Pedder Street to Western Market -- into a dynamic public realm worthy of a city of Hong Kong's image and status. Walk DVRC's mission includes linking this critical artery to the cultural and heritage sites that surround it.

The Walk DVRC initiative promotes an urban planning model 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. Through this very feasible effort, Hong Kong can improve health and wellbeing, connect neighborhoods, raise the innovation and technology bar on the road as well as fostering art and local entertainment. 

Walk DVRC’s efforts also include undertaking research for the purpose of community education and outreach. 

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