I thought it would be fun to make a video riding the escalators in Hong Kong. Where else can you ride outdoor escalators in a city? I sped it up and my twenty minute ride will take you about 2 ½ minutes. Enjoy:
The Central Mid-levels escalators in Hong Kong are the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. They consist of twenty escalators and three moving walkways taking passengers 800 meters in distance while elevating them over 135 vertical meters. The escalator operates downhill during the morning rush hour from 6-10am and uphill the rest of the day until midnight.
The elevator system was constructed in 1993 at a cost $30 million USD. Covered and elevated above street level, they whisk passengers from Central Station up to the swanky Mid-levels residential neighborhood as far as Conduit Road. Bars, restaurants, and boutique shops line the route and it has developed over the years as a tourist attraction.