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Cheung Sha Wan Road (Chinese: 長沙灣道; Jyutping: coeng4 saa1 waan4 dou6; pinyin: Chángshāwān Dào) is a main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong going in a south-north direction from Mong Kok in the south to Lai Chi Kok in the north.

Cheung Sha Wan Road
Fashion Road
Cheung Sha Wan Road at night.jpg
Cheung Sha Wan Road near Sheng Kung Hui Kei Fook Primary School
Native name  (Chinese)
NamesakeCheung Sha Wan
Length3.4 km (2.1 mi)
LocationKowloon, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°20′7.4718″N 114°9′22.8024″E / 22.335408833°N 114.156334000°E / 22.335408833; 114.156334000Coordinates: 22°20′7.4718″N 114°9′22.8024″E / 22.335408833°N 114.156334000°E / 22.335408833; 114.156334000
South endMong Kok
North endLai Chi Kok
Other
Known forwholesale markets selling fabrics[1]
Statuspedestrianised

DescriptionEdit

It starts in Mong Kok near Boundary Street and at the northern terminus of Nathan Road. It then passes through Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan whilst intersecting with major roads, including Nam Cheong Street, Yen Chow Street and Tonkin Street, in that order. It ends at Kwai Chung Road, part of Route 5, in Lai Chi Kok. There is also an exit ramp in the northern terminus to Castle Peak Road.[2]

A section of the Tsuen Wan Line (Lai Chi Kok, Cheung Sha Wan and Sham Shui Po stations) runs underneath the Road. Cheung Sha Wan Road is about 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) in length, with a uniform speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph).[2]

In 2017, the busiest section of the road was from Kom Tsun Street to Tung Chau West Street, with 54,300 vehicles traveling on it. It is measured in average annual daily traffic (AADT), which measures the amount of traffic daily on average. The road is classified as a Primary Distributor (PD) by the Transport Department.[3]

HistoryEdit

The road was named Cheung Sha Wan Road on 28 September 1923 as it then terminated near the sea in Cheung Sha Wan before reclamation. Later, the road was extended several times in the 1950s to Lai Chi Kok.[4]

In 1963, a fire occurred at Fuk Wah Village near Cheung Sha Wan Road, rendering its residents homeless.[5]

Notable structuresEdit

As Cheung Sha Wan Road passes through industrial areas like Cheung Sha Wan, various factory buildings can be found along it. Other structures located along the street include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cheung Sha Wan Road (Fashion)". Discover Hong Kong. Hong Kong Tourism Board. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Google (9 May 2019). "Cheung Sha Wan Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. ^ The Annual Traffic Census 2017 (PDF) (Report). Transport Department. August 2018. p. C-52. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ 濤, 梁 (1993). Origins of Kowloon street names. Urban Council. p. 53. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Fuk Wah Village squatter fire". Hong Kong Memory. Hong Kong Memory; Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Government of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Retrieved 9 May 2019.