Chung Hom Kok residents find the constant flow of double-decker buses traveling down the lower portion of Chung Hom Kok Road, past Cape Road, around the roundabout too frequent. The result is excessive air pollution in a low-density residential area. At peak times, that portion of the road sees more than 100 bus passes per hour, with 7 bus lines, 260, 973, 6, 6X, 63, 65, 66, going down the road. Every single bus drives down the road then straight back up the same road, resulting in two passes by the same bus and up to 1,150 double-decker bus passes per day. As a result, affected residents are urging the Government to reduce the number of bus trips. Gilles Demaneuf and some residents have formed the Chung Hom Kok Residents Society, calling on the Government to balance the demand for buses against environmental impacts.
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