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Hennessy Road (Chinese: 軒尼詩道) is a thoroughfare on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It connects Yee Wo Street on the east in Causeway Bay, and Queensway on the western end in Wan Chai.

Hennessy Road
Hennessy Road Night view 201602.jpg
Hennessy Road in Causeway Bay, junction with Yee Wo Street
Native name軒尼詩道
NamesakeJohn Pope Hennessy
LocationHong Kong
Hennessy Road
Traditional Chinese軒尼詩道
Hennessy Road in Wanchai

It is a two-way road with 2 to 3 lanes of traffic on each side,Trams travel along parts of the road. The road was built in the 20th century and is 1.86 kilometres long in length.

The road is named after John Pope Hennessy, the Governor of Hong Kong between 1877 and 1882.

The portion of the road passing through Causeway Bay was one of the locations occupied during the 2014 Hong Kong protests.[1][2]

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In popular cultureEdit

The 2009 film Crossing Hennessy takes place around Hennessy Road.[citation needed]

TransportEdit

The tram once set up its terminal at the end of this street in 20th century.(the former site of the Times Square (Hong Kong). It now passes through the street till both ends of the Hong Kong Island.

As it is heavily loaded during rush hour, long haul bus routes are particularly avoided visiting this road. South Island[5]

Every time a public event takes place nearby, flow control will be established for both Causeway Bay (MTR) and ground level.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chan, Samuel (15 December 2014). "'Occupy is over': Hong Kong chief executive announces end to protests as Causeway Bay is cleared". South China Morning Post.
  2. ^ Release, Press (6 October 2014). "Protests cause serious traffic congestion on HK Island and in Kowloon". Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Sogo department store" Archived 2012-03-02 at the Wayback Machine Sogo Hong Kong. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  4. ^ Ha, Karen, "Hysan rides wave of high office, shop rents" Archived 2014-03-12 at the Wayback MachineThe Standard. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  5. ^ Company, KMB (2016). "Bus Route Planning Programme for Southern District 201 6 – 1 7" (PDF): 3. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ Department, Transport (September 2010). "Study on Pedestrian Subways and Related Traffic Improvement Measures in Causeway Bay" (PDF): 7. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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