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Ecomobility conference

November 16th, 2011 | Posted by wheeliefine in advocacy | events | uncategorised - (1 Comments)

A conference in December, hosted by the Hong Kong Foresight Centre, will bring together stakeholders to see how Hong Kong can develop a more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive way of local mobility, combining the use of non-motorized means of transport such as walking, cycling and wheeling with the use of public transport and light electric vehicles, provided electric power stems from renewable energy sources.

Would you like to take part?  (exact date to be announced)

http://www.hkforesight.org/?page_id=66

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The 5th Harbourfront Bike Ride was joined by hundreds of cyclists, of all kinds of cycling experience and on all kinds of bikes (and a few other human-powered wheeled conveyances!)  On a fine afternoon, as well as having a good time together, the message was made loud and clear that cycling has a place on Hong Kong island.

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This is the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance presentation showing a route for the Hong Kong Island Harbourfront cycleway from the September 7th 2011 Harbourfront Commission meeting, updated to incorporate the other presentation materials. It can be downloaded at one of the following locations:

Direct link to Powerpoint presentation file (PPT)

 

Direct Link to file (PDF) 

File hosted at Mediafire.com (PDF)

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Two British cyclists, Micheil Gordon and Jon Lee, are now cycling overland to Hong Kong, having left the UK six months ago.

They are raising funds for WaterAid, a very worthy cause.

Details and blog: http://hongkongcycle.co.uk/

Hong Kong Cycling Alliance has been in touch with them through their amazing journey, and we will be there to welcome them on their arrival in Hong Kong on Tuesday 15 November.

Can you come along to cheer them in?

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Mandatory use of cycle tracks

September 8th, 2011 | Posted by wheeliefine in cycle tracks | law - (0 Comments)

Is it prohibited to cycle on a road if a cycle track is available?  Yes, and there are prosecutions for it.  In a test case, we might argue that a cycle track is NOT ‘a portion of a road’.

Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations – Regulation 51, Additional rules for bicycles, tricycles and rickshaws

(5) Where a portion of a road is set aside for bicycles or tricycles no person shall ride a bicycle or a tricycle on any other portion of the road.

A TV API (c2009) told cyclists they must use a cycle path [if there is one].  Tone was negative: ‘you cyclists have to be controlled’.

Compare UK, where the Highway Code says that “Use of cycle lanes is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills, but they can make your journey safer.”

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Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress

September 8th, 2011 | Posted by wheeliefine in events | meetings - (0 Comments)

If you are in Queensland, or have the wherewithal to get there next week:

The Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress

18 – 21 September 2011
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Cycling experts and enthusiasts from around the world and hear first-hand about technical approaches to cycleway planning and strategies for reaching critical velocity in cycling mode share.

line-up of keynote and guest speaker presentations
events, tours and exhibitions

website

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Next Wednesday (7 Sept 2011) HKCAll will present a proposal for the harbourfront cycleway to the Harbourfront Commission.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get some serious force behind this project, which we have all been pressing for so long.

Our team is beavering away these few weeks to get it all ready.

Please take a look at the route we are proposing.

What do you think?

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HKCAll on Facebook

September 2nd, 2011 | Posted by wheeliefine in uncategorised - (1 Comments)

Check out our Facebook page too!

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Taiwan Cycling Festival

August 14th, 2011 | Posted by wheeliefine in events - (4 Comments)

As part of its ongoing push to make itself a regional mecca for cycling, Taiwan is holding a first annual ‘Taiwan Cycling Festival’, 5-13 November 2011.

For an event that was promoted with full page ads in The Economist, there is surprisingly little information online.  No single main website that I can find.

There was an official announcement, with the national tourism authority responsible.  But this third-party site seems to be the best available info. (There was a sort of warm-up event last year.)

Does anyone know more?

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The 2011 Hong Kong Ride of Silence is nearly here again. It is held every year on the third Wednesday of May, to remember the cyclists being killed and injured every year on our roads

Date: Wednesday 18th May

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

Notes: The star ferry will only allow 10 bikes per ferry journey from Wanchai, so be sure to get there a little early to make sure that you can get on a ferry in time, and chat with fellow cyclists.

See you there..!

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