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20 November 2007 at 2:55 pm #7103
Dear fellow cyclist,
This Sunday, 25th November, join the Waterfront Bike Ride for a Pollution-Free Hong Kong. (ENGLISH continues below)
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This Sunday, 25th November, join the Waterfront Bike Ride for a Pollution-Free Hong Kong
Would you like our government to support cycling better? Especially, do you think Hong Kong deserves a cycle path alongside its wonderful harbour, on Hong Kong island?
On Sunday, cyclists of all kinds will ride from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan to urge our government to:
¡P Promote cycling as a healthy, efficient, environmentally sound form of transport, and to
¡P Include a waterfront cycle path as part of the redevelopment of the Hong Kong Island waterfront.
With government support in infrastructure planning, policy and education, Hong Kong could take its place as a world class city, where more cyclists reduce demands on our road system, help lower pollution levels, improve public health and reclaim our outdoor living space.
The proposed cycle path route along the northern seafront of Hong Kong island from Western district to Eastern District would provide safe, convenient access between major island locations, and offer a wonderful harbour-front ride for locals and tourists to enjoy.
The cycle path proposal was initiated by Ms Ho Loy, the conservationist candidate in the upcoming Hong Kong Island LegCo by-election, who will take part in the ride. Her platform includes active support for the cycle path, and she is committed to engaging with the planning department to seek approval and work through the planning process.
Please join this event and ask all the cyclists you know to come along too. More details here. Starts at 10.30am at Cadogan Street Temporary Garden, Kennedy Town.
This event is supported by Hong Kong Cycling Information Net and the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance.29 November 2007 at 4:08 pm #8131
With around 100 cyclists, Sunday’s ride was a great start to the campaign to create a waterfront cycle path on Hong Kong island.
We kept as close as possible to the coastline, which wasn’t always very close as access to our harbour for ordinary people, including cyclists, is blocked by such inappropriate land use as truck parks, refuse processing centres, and of course the Island Eastern Barrier.
Taking part were old and young, racing and touring people, commuters, folding bicycles, a group of cyclists passing through Hong Kong from Northern China, some young lads on low-hung ‘street’ bikes who’d not joined any organised cycling activity before, along with our super-efficient escort of eight police motorcycle outriders.
Now Ho Loy will take this proposal forward, liaising with the planning authorities. This design competition from ‘Designing Hong Kong’ offers some options.
Check out these photos from Waterfront bike ride.17 March 2008 at 6:06 pm #8132
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Sunday, 6 April 2008
On 6 April, join the Waterfront Bike Ride ¡V from Western to Eastern, to demand a waterfront cycle path on Hong Kong island.
Should our government support cycling better? Especially, do you think Hong Kong deserves a cycle path alongside its wonderful harbour, on Hong Kong island?
Please join this event and ask all the cyclists you know to come along too.
10.00 Assemble / press briefing Cadogan Street Temporary Garden, Kennedy Town
10.30 Depart from Cadogan Street Temporary Garden, Kennedy Town
11.45 Break Golden Bauhinia Square (to join riders from Kowloon)
12.30 Depart From Golden Bauhinia Square
14.00 Last stop Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter
14.30 Depart Ride to Planning Department (North Point Java Rd) to present letter supporting a waterfront cycle path
15.00 Close of event
Hong Kong Cyclist Information Net – http://hkci.net
Hong Kong Cycling Alliance – http://hongkongside.com/hkcyclingalliance/
Conservationist Ho Loy1 April 2008 at 1:36 am #8133
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].9 April 2008 at 8:27 pm #8134
Well, we did it again. Last Sunday, nearly 100 cyclists – kids, regular riders, tourists, occasional riders who would much rather be on a cycle path, members of the Civic Party including legislators Fernando Cheung and Mandy Tam – pedalled from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan, to call on the government to create a cycle path along the Hong Kong island waterfront.
Organisers Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, HKCI.net and Ho Loy will be keeping up the pressure on the Planning Department to open up our waterfront for the benefit of ordinary Hong Kong people.
If you’d like to be kept up to date with our progress, please drop a line to [email protected].
For photos from Sunday’s ride, see http://www.phyang.org/bike_ride/
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