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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bicycles part of the transport solution

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bicycles part of the transport solution Hong Kong boasts some of the world's most efficient and cleanest public transport systems. Given how small our city is compared to many major world cities, there is rarely a real need to own a car. Yet our private car fleet passed the 500,000 mark in March. If left to grow unchecked, it will hit 540,000 by 2017. ...

  2. News - World - ISRAEL

    Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 05:23pm by Reuters Moshav Ahituv

    ... Reuters Moshav Ahituv A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says. Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... and a new business plan: selling air. Wearing a white sleeveless shirt, the eccentric chief executive of a recycling company swung the hammer and smashed about a dozen electric bicycles powered ... was designed to raise awareness about the dangers of pollution from the widely-used bicycle batteries. "[The batteries are] like nuclear weapons that release invisible nuclear radiation," ...

  4. Harbourfront bicycle track gazetted

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A 1.6-kilometre bicycle track is to be built along the waterfront of Tseung Kwan O. The project, gazetted yesterday, includes a cycle parking area, footpaths and landscaped areas. It is scheduled to be completed by 2012 and will be connected to a planned network of cycle tracks in the district. ...

  5. Bicycle not killed off by car craze

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in traffic and environmental studies at Beijing Jiaotong University, about a third of urban residents walk when commuting and half still ride a bicycle. The Beijing-based China Bicycle Association says the mainland now has about 500 million bicycles. By the end of last year, China had more than 33 million cars. Speaking at a forum on transport development in Guiyang , Professor Wei said ...

  6. Bicycle ban no surprise

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your article 'Shanghai ban on bicycles' (December 10). The news that Shanghai will ban bicycles on major roads to promote more cars is no surprise. The mayor of Shanghai, who came to Hong Kong in October, was quoted as saying: 'The city [Shanghai] has 8 million bicycles. In future, people should take public transport to work and use their bicycles ...

  7. Pedal power makes school green

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... An energy-generating bicycle teaches students the value of energy, writes Rebecca Tsui Students from Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School will get hands-on experience of energy conservation thanks to a bicycle set up at the school. The energy-generating bicycle aims to show the students how valuable energy is. The bicycle, in the school's sports ground, stores the energy ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can the bicycle parking problem be solved? Many people in Fanling use bicycles. In fact, I think this is the case in most of North District. The parking problem regarding bikes is as serious, as it appears to be in Cheung Chau ('Bicycles to be cleared from Cheung Chau waterfront', September 10). On many occasions, I have seen police issue white warning papers, which they clip ...

  9. Green gadgets win

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah watches as cookware powered by bicycles, solar-panelled golf carts and a car made of flattened aluminium cans vie for top prizes ... for us to develop renewable energy,' Mr Yau said. More than 1,000 schoolchildren took part in the event, which also featured designs aimed at improving rural life, such as a bicycle ...

  10. Lifestyle

    Easy does it: A look inside Beijing Design Week

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Gotterson

    ... Maria Wass-Danielsen, of Gehl Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark, will talk about ways to foster a bicycle culture in cities, which she says reduces carbon output and residents' transport costs. It also reduces traffic and decongests roads. The mainland has a long standing bicycle culture. But Wass-Danielsen says large urban developments and new roads, along with an increasing ...




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