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  1. Sai Kung bicycle dump is back as seizures continue

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christopher DeWolf Sai Kung's bicycle graveyard is back and bigger than ever. Last week, dozens of bikes were seen piled atop one another on a stretch of government land near the junction of Hiram's Highway and Clear Water Bay Road. It's a symptom of a wider problem- an acute shortage of bicycle parking spaces. According to the last Travel Characteristics Survey, ...

  2. Authorities criticised for seizing bicycles

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin A green group slammed the government for discouraging the use of environmentally friendly transport as illegally parked bicycles outside the Tai Wai MTR station were confiscated ... a notice in the basket of another one saying bicycles still there after July 7 would be seized. She contacted the Lands Department, which admitted taking the action. The department said it left ...

  3. A push for bicycles

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Laura Zhou After tightening vehicle ownership regulations to ease the capital's serious traffic and pollution problems, authorities are having another go at bringing more bicycles ... the business areas, subway stations and popular public venues, Chen Yanling, a director of the Beijing Municipal Transport Commission, told the Economic Observer. Beijing first tried bicycle rentals ...

  4. Legco panel urges compulsory helmets

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Legco's transport panel yesterday passed a non-binding motion to urge legislation to make bicycle helmets compulsory. Bicycle accidents rose 10 per cent to 1,793 in 2009. But undersecretary for transport Yau Shing-mu said such legislation would discourage cycling. The government also planned to replace steel bollards used to slow bicycles with plastic over ...

  5. BMX park's high fees are putting off young riders from the grass roots

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Across the world, BMX parks are a regular feature of towns. They are open to the public, for free, to ride any time. They allow young people a healthy, inexpensive place to gather and ride on a daily basis. They are similar to the free government-funded s ...

  6. Bike electrifies market

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Increasing traffic density and scarcity of space in major city centres have inspired BMW to design its E-Scooter. Electric bikes are not new in Hong Kong and the police have tried out Vectrix machines over the past two years, but many models can only carr ...

  7. Young cyclists unaware of need for safety, poll finds

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... University study found that one in every five pupils could not ride a bicycle, and the vast majority of those who could did not wear any safety gear. The university's physical education ... at the university, said yesterday that the percentage of pupils who could not ride a bicycle in Hong Kong was higher than elsewhere. Half of the respondents who could ride a bicycle said they had had ...

  8. Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bombay Bicycle Club (above), Santigold, The Cribs, French Horn Rebellion, Chad Valley and others perform at the outdoor festival. Dec 10-11, noon-10pm, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, free, online registration required. Inquiries: clockenflap.com ...

  9. Police boost fleet of electric bikes

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The government has ordered 11 electric motorcycles for the police and the Water Supplies Department to promote wider use of the vehicles, which cut fuel costs by half. The move follows a year-long trial in which police used ...

  10. Fast electric bikes to be forced off the road

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Many of the mainland's army of battery-powered-bicycle riders will have to abandon their bikes soon after the central government ordered local authorities ... far,' said Hu Gang, vice-president of leading electric bike producer Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle. The Beijing Youth Daily yesterday quoted China Bicycle Association official Lu Jinlong as saying ...




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