Author Archives: Hong Kong Cycling Alliance
There’s a interesting short post on the Cityfix blog about what factors encourage people to walk and cycle more, and it turns out that climate and geography have less of an effect than supportive bike culture and bike education.
They go on to say that people are also willing to walk and bike longer than planners generally assume, and that while aesthetics along a route sometimes get more focus from planners, these considerations are actually secondary for everyday users, where distance to key destinations, connections and lack of barriers matter the most for everyday users.
In Hong Kong, we have been pushing the government for a long time to directly support cycling as a mode of transport and to properly educate drivers in particular, so as to promote a better and more healthy bike culture. With the more recent discussions about allowing more mainland cars into Hong Kong, having a thoughtful and coordinated urban plan for Hong Kong that includes pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure considerations is more essential now than ever before.
The IEC boardwalk Cycleway Feasibility study presentation that the HKCAll made to the Harbourfront Commission in January is now available on the Harbourfront Cycleway website in English and Chinese languages.
This presentation includes a few of the many possibilities that the cycleway brings to the long boardwalk, as well as possible issues and brief discussions on structure layouts for the boardwalk deck. It is only 38 pages long, so is well worth spending 5 or 10 minutes reading time.
The proposed harbourfront cycleway along the world-famous northern shore of Hong Kong island will conveniently connect all locations from Kennedy Town to Heng Fa Chuen, as well as providing a major leisure and tourist attraction in the heart of our city.
- See the responses to the Harbourfront Commission comments 查看海濱事務委員會的意見及回應
- Legend/Key to understanding the route 圖例/路線的說明
- Kennedy Town 堅尼地城
- Sai Wan 西環
- Sai Ying Pun 西營盤
- Sheung Wan 上環
- Central 中環
- Admiralty 金鐘
- Wanchai 灣仔
- Causeway Bay 銅鑼環
- Tin Hau/Fortress Hill 天后/砲台山
- North Point 北角
- Watch the IEC boardwalk & Cycleway video in Chinese or English
- Quarry Bay 鰂魚涌
- Tai Koo Shing 太古城
- Sai Wan Ho 西灣河
- Aldrich Bay 愛秩序灣
- Coastal Museum 海防博物館
- Heng Fa Chuen 杏花村
- HK Island overview 香港島鳥瞰