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When will private cars be allowed on Park Island?

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As promised, here is an update on the discussions I have had with the Hong Kong Planning Department and the Hong Kong Transport Department.
First, below is the actual response I received in relation to submissions and inquiries related to allowing access and car parking for private cars for Park Island residents. 
This office has consulted Transport Department on your proposal. This email serves as a coordinated reply by Planning Department and Transport Department.

The construction of the Airport Core Projects had impacts on the planning for Ma Wan. The Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok is about 12km to the west. The Lantau Link, which is the major transport link between Lantau and the urban area, passes over Ma Wan.

Ma Wan is located at a prominent location along the Tsing Ma and Lantau transport corridor and subject to traffic capacity and infrastructure constraints. Comprehensive planning and control on development on the island with due regard to all the limitations is …

A response from Hong Kong Police regarding traffic safety issue on Ma Wan

Dear Ma Wan blog readers - Some of you will have read my recent suggestion to the Hong Kong Transport Department requesting a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights between the Ma Wan village and the Primary School on Park Island to address the risk of speeding buses possibly hitting children crossing the road. That post is here:
http://parkislandhongkong.blogspot.com/2011/12/request-to-hong-kong-transport.html
I received a response from the Hong Kong Transport Department which I posted here:
http://parkislandhongkong.blogspot.com/2011/12/response-from-hong-kong-transport.html
I also received a response from a Paul Turner, a Senior Inspector of the Hong Kong Police, (which I have set out below). I feel Paul's response is a little more sensitive, better worded, and more proactive than the first response received from the Hong Kong Transport Department.
Paul - I appreciate your response and attention to the issues raised. I will leave it to anyone who wants to, to post a constructive com…