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Where should cycling bans be lifted?

Cycling groups have told Transport Department (TD) that some sections of public road are unreasonably blocked to cyclists, and it has responded by asking us to provide a list of locations where cycling should be permitted but currently is not.

So now, we need your help.

‘No cycling’ signs – seen on many bridges, flyovers, underpasses and other sections of road and cycle track – are put there by TD, which can just as easily take them down again. The law is defined by the existence of the sign.  (On the other hand, cycling on roads designated as expressways or tunnels is prohibited by specific laws.)

Please think of any locations you know that should be opened up to cyclists, and tell us.  In addition we’d like to hear about anywhere that cycling is unnecessarily difficult or dangerous or where small improvements could make a big difference. We’ll try to get Transport Department to fix it.

The map below shows places that have already been submitted. If yours is not yet there, or if you would like to add a further comment, please send the location/details to info@hkcyclingalliance.org.

If possible, please identify the exact location from Google Maps.  Follow these steps on your phone (iPhone, Android) or through any browser.  (Your suggestion will be added to the map, within 1-2 days.)

Please describe (briefly, at least) why this matters, eg. what access it would allow, or why the ban is unreasonable.

 

How to capture location data


Browser:

  1. Go to maps.google.com
  2. Find the location that you want to share (zoom in as close as you can)
  3. Right click the mouse on the location and choose “What’s here”
  4. The left-hand side of the screen shows the location name and images, and below the photos choose the menu item ‘more’ and then ‘send’
  5. Send the email to info@hkcyclingalliance.org
  6. If possible, tell us how opening this route to cyclists would help (is it quicker, safer, an important connection, less polluted, more scenic, on the way to somewhere useful ..)

 


iPhone / Android:

  1. Open the Google Maps app
  2. Find the location that you want to share (zoom in as close as you can)
  3. Hold your finger on the location for one second and then wait for the description box to open
  4. Click the box
  5. On the page that opens, click ‘share’ and choose your email app
  6. Send the email to info@hkcyclingalliance.org
  7. If possible, tell us how opening this route to cyclists would help (is it quicker, safer, an important connection, less polluted, more scenic, on the way to somewhere useful ..)

 

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5 Responses

  • Scott Hatch says:

    Every village entrance on the Taipo to Daimeituk bike path. There is signs that requires the bike rider to dismount and not ride their bike when cycling on this path when they approach every village entrance. Naturally no one follows this ridiculous requirement.

    In my opinion, speed reducing bumps need to be place on both sides of the bike path, as well as signs requiring cars yield to the traffic on the bike path they will cross, just as they must yield to cars on the main road.

  • Alan says:

    Last time there was a protest ride from Sha Tin to Tai Po on the govt.’s plan to take away the bicycle path from Tai Po to Tai Mei Tuk to make room for Ting Kok Road widening. Any follow-ups? what’s the most update policy?

    • wheeliefine says:

      Alan
      We are still waiting for a substantial reply to that. Thanks for asking, and we will keep the pressure up, don’t worry!
      Martin

  • Jo says:

    I am a new cyclist living on HK island east and I rode to Quarry Bay park searching for the cycling track. Upon arrival I was so disappointed. the track is more suited for young kids and not cyclists looking for some decent exercise, as the track is too narrow and too many young kids on tricycles and too many turns, not enough straight runs.

    I feel sections of the park along the promenade should allow young kids on training bikes. Parts of the promenade with a inner walking path, the inner walking path should be modified to allow cyclists to cycle there.

    I would like to have more cycling tracks so I am not one who feels safe cycling on the roads, as the cars keep honking.

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