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.

Pok Fu Lam Road
HK Pok Fu Lam Road.jpg
Pok Fu Lam Road near Li Sing Primary School
Length5.1 km (3.2 mi)
5.0 km (3.1 mi) two-way, 0.1 km (0.062 mi) one-way
South endShek Pai Wan Road
North endQueen's Road West
Pok Fu Lam Road
Chinese薄扶林道

DescriptionEdit

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, 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.

SpellingEdit

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.

IntersectionsEdit

 
The portion of the road near Sai Ying Pun

Listed from south to north.

DistrictLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
SouthernWaterfall Bay0.0–
0.2
0.0–
0.12
Wah Fu Road / Shek Pai Wan RoadTrumpet interchange; Southern terminus
0.30.19Victoria Road
Pok Fu Lam0.5–
0.7
0.31–
0.43
Chi Fu RoadTrumpet interchange
1.0–
1.1
0.62–
0.68
Chi Fu RoadModified trumpet interchange
1.40.87Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road
Sandy Bay2.3–
2.5
1.4–
1.6
Sassoon RoadPartial cloverleaf interchange
2.61.6Bisney RoadNorthbound only
Central and WesternKennedy Town3.32.1Mount Davis Road / Smithfield
3.82.4Pokfield Road
Shek Tong Tsui4.32.7Hill Road Flyover to   Route 4 eastNorthbound only
4.5–
4.6
2.8–
2.9
Hill Road / Bonham RoadNo access from southbound to eastbound Bonham Road
4.62.9Third StreetNorthbound only
Sai Ying Pun4.83.0Kui Yan LanePedestrianized
Water Street
High Street
4.93.0Rose LanePedestrianized
Third Street
5.03.1Second StreetTwo-way street ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

One-way sectionEdit

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

km[2]miDestinationsNotes
0.000.00Queen's Road West
0.030.019Sam To LanePedestrianized
0.050.031First Street
0.080.050Sai Wa LanePedestrianized
0.100.062Second StreetEnd 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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