Reply To: Waterfront Bike Ride 25 Nov 2007

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martinturner
Member

Yes – the Planning Department is currently deciding how to develop several key sections of the Hong Kong waterfront. After recent public protest – such as about harbour reclamation, and the demolition of the Star Ferry Pier and Queen’s Pier, the government is seemingly a bit more alert to what we think.

So now is the time to act! We want a cycle path along the harbourfront!

Let’s create access to the whole Hong Kong waterfront with a continuous cycle path linking up the Kennedy Town to Central development with existing partial access around the Wanchai – Causeway Bay area, through below the Island Eastern Corridor, to Quarry Bay Park promenade and on to Shau Kei Wan.

At the moment, prime sites next to the harbour (such as in North Point or Sheung Wan) are now lying empty, or are used for storage or occasional lorry maintenance. Meanwhile, the Eastern District Council has already asked the Planning Department for a boardwalk under the Island Eastern Corridor, which could easily double alongside a cycle path.

Such a route would serve leisure riders, commuters and tourists, allowing easy and pleasant access to many locations. Plus of course, more cyclists mean lower vehicle carbon emissions, less congestion, less noise pollution and improved health for riders and public alike.

Come and join the ride, Sunday 6 April, 10am at Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town.

For more info, contact [email protected].