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Universal Accessibility (UA) Projects

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CE 14/2017 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 3 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in North, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, Shatin, Sai Kung, Tsuen Wan, Tai Po, Islands and Kwai Tsing]
CE 15/2017 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 4 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin, Eastern, Wan Chai, Kowloon City, Central & Western, Southern, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong and Yau Tsim Mong]
CE 52/2018 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 5 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in North, Tai Po, Sha Tin, and Yuen Long]
CE 53/2018 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 6 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan]
CE 54/2018 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 7 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in Kwai Tsing, Sai Kung, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tong, Kowloon City and Eastern]
CE 22/2021 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 8 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in Islands, Kwai Tsing, North, Sai Kung, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long]
CE 23/2021 (HY)
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 9 - Investigation, Design and Construction
[in Eastern, Southern, Kwun Tong and Wong Tai Sin]
HY/2018/12
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 4 - Contract 1
[in Eastern, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin]
HY/2019/21
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 3 - Contract 2
[in Sai Kung, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan, North and Islands]
HY/2020/09
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 4 - Contract 2
[in Central & Western, Wan Chai, Southern, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong and Wong Tai Sin]
HY/2020/23
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 6 - Contract 1
[in Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun]
HY/2020/24
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 5 - Contract 1
[in North, Sha Tin and Yuen Long]
HY/2021/10
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 7 - Contract 1
[in Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon City, Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long]
HY/2021/16
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 5 - Contract 2
[in Tai Po, Yuen Long and North District]
HY/2022/08
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 6 - Contract 2
[in Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Sai Kung and North District]
HY/2022/15
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 5 - Contract 3
[in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, North District, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Sai Kung and Eastern District]
HY/2022/12
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 7 - Contract 2
[in Central and Western, Kowloon City, Kwai Tsing, Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin, Sai Kung, Southern and Yau Tsim Mong Districts]
CV/2014/02
Provision of Universal Access Facilities for Highway Structures - Package 2 Contract 1
[in North, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Sai Kung and Tuen Mun]
CV/2014/03
Provision of Universal Access Facilities for Highway Structures - Package 1 Contract 1
[in Eastern, Wan Chai, Southern, Kwun Tong, Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon City and Wong Tai Sin]
CV/2015/01
Provision of Universal Access Facilities for Highway Structures - Package 1 Contract 2
[in Eastern, Wan Chai, Central and Western, Southern, Kowloon City, Yau Tsim Mong and Kwun Tong]
CV/2015/02
Provision of Universal Access Facilities for Highway Structures - Package 2 Contract 2
[in Islands, Kwai Tsing, Sai Kung, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long]
CV/2015/08
Provision of Universal Access Facilities for Highway Structures - Package 1 Contract 3
[in Southern, Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po and Kwun Tong]
HY/2012/12
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 2
[in Tai Po, Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tong, Wan Chai, Tuen Mun, Yau Tsim Mong and Wong Tai Sin]
HY/2013/16
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 2 Contract 2
[in Wan Chai and North]
HY/2013/23
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 3 Contract 4
[in Wan Chai, Eastern, Southern, Kowloon City, Yau Tsim Mong, Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong, Tai Po, Tuen Mun and North]
HY/2014/06
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 3 Contract 5
[in North, Tsuen Wan, Eastern, Tuen Mun, Yau Tsim Mong, Central & Western, Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Tai Po]
HY/2014/12
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 3 Contract 6
[in North District, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Sai Kung, Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan]
HY/2014/18
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 3 Contract 7
[in Eastern, Wan Chai, Southern, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Yau Tsim Mong and Kwai Tsing]
HY/2015/06
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highway Structures Phase 3 Contract 8
[in North District, Tai Po, Sha Tin and Yuen Long]
HY/2016/02
Provision of Barrier-free Access Facilities for Highways Structures Phase 3 Contract 9
[in Wan Chai, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Kwai Tsing, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan and Tai Po]
HY/2018/11
Provision of Universal Accessibility Facilities at Footbridges, Elevated Walkways and Subways Package 3 - Contract 1
[in Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan]

Details of the "Universal Accessibility" (UA) Programme

The Government has been installing barrier-free access facilities at public walkways1 and launched the “Universal Accessibility” (UA) Programme in August 2012 to proactively provide more barrier-free access facilities (i.e. lifts and ramps) to enhance the convenience of the public in using public walkways.

In order to benefit more people, since the launch of the UA Programme in 2012, the scope of the UA Programme has been expanded with a view to covering more walkways. Initially, the UA programme only covered public walkways maintained by the Highways Department (HyD) which are not equipped with any barrier-free access facilities. Since then, the scope of the UA Programme has been expanded to cover existing public walkways2 which already have standard ramps, provided that certain criteria3 are met and no land resumption would be involved to ensure the proper use of public funds.

In response to public demand, the Government announced in 2019 that a Special Scheme would be launched under the UA Programme to retrofit lifts at footbridges, subways and elevated walkways of the following three types of housing estates under the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA), namely estates under the Tenants Purchase Scheme and the Buy or Rent Option Scheme, and public rental housing estates with properties divested, provided that certain criteria are met4.

The Government is pressing ahead with the implementation of a total of 383 items under various phases of the UA Programme. As at 30 June 2024, 203 items were completed and 155 items were under construction. Construction for the remaining 25 items will commence as soon as possible upon completion of detailed design and other related works.

Progress of Various Phases of the UA Programme

Photos of the UA Prorgamme




  • 1. They refer to public footbridges, elevated walkways and subways maintained by the Highways Department.
  • 2. They are not confined to public walkways maintained by the HyD.
  • 3. The relevant criteria include -
    • (a) the walkways span across public roads maintained by the HyD;
      (b) they are open for public access from public roads at all times;
      (c) the walkways are not privately owned; and
      (d) the parties responsible for the management and maintenance of these walkways agree to such lift retrofitting proposals and are willing to cooperate with the Government during the implementation of the said lift retrofitting works as well as the subsequent management and maintenance works of the lifts.
  • 4. Lift retrofitting items under the Special Scheme could only be taken forward provided that the relevant owner(s) or parties responsible for the management of the concerned land/walkways agree to such lift retrofitting proposals and are willing to cooperate with the Government in subsequent management and maintenance of the lifts, and that no land resumption would be involved.