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  1. Shenzhen may ban electric bikes, but for many they're essential

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... officials are planning to ban battery-powered bicycles on the city's roads by the end of next year. The reason for the ban, officials say, would be to solve a range of social problems associated with the bicycles, such as traffic jams and accidents, and even drive-by robberies. Shenzhen is following the lead of a long list of mainland cities- including Beijing, Fuzhou in Fujian, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692605/shenzhen-may-ban-electric-bikes-many-theyre-essential
  2. Planners should give cyclists an easier ride

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the saturation of our urban roads with motor vehicles, cycling survives as a mode of transport. It is not an easy ride. Official policy is not to encourage bicycle transport ... cities have taken initiatives such as bicycle sharing and renting to combat pollution and traffic congestion. The government encourages cycling for leisure, as evidenced by cycling tracks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718366/planners-should-give-cyclists-easier-ride
  3. The mainland may have to get back on its bike

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that people turn to bicycles. It is surely the irony of all ironies that a nation that for three decades has so successfully pushed bicycles off the streets in the name of progress would even consider ... planning and time to implement. In the circumstances, with air pollution and traffic woes becoming ever more pressing problems, turning back the clock to the days when the bicycle was king ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690596/mainland-may-have-get-back-its-bike
  4. letters

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for bicycles. There are many legal bicycle parking places in the New Territories, but the majority of them are being misused. For example, broken bicycles have been left there by the owners for more ... in the number of traffic accidents. Riding bicycles on highways alongside speeding vehicles is too dangerous. Therefore, Hong Kong needs more cycling lanes. The public should be offered subsidies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731622/letters
  5. Guangdong officials ponder law to cut traffic in cities

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kilometres of subway track by next year, while Shenzhen's subway will hit 177 kilometres by 2011. Shenzhen is looking to get people out of their cars and onto their bicycles with the construction of 270 kilometres of bicycle lanes by the end of 2011. Unlike bike lanes in many mainland cities, where cyclists run a gauntlet of parked cars and traffic-dodging vehicles, Shenzhen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690590/guangdong-officials-ponder-law-cut-traffic-cities
  6. Talkback

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bicycles is one factor that can help achieve the aim of sustainable development. Bicycles do not create any greenhouse gas emissions and unlike cars, taxis and buses, they do not contribute to our air pollution. Young people and adults who do not have long distances to travel when they commute from their homes to schools and offices can take a bicycle. Also cycling will provide Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674782/talkback
  7. Missing the bus, and just about everything else

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... something new. While encouraging innovation in industry, the government eschews innovation in policy. Other world cities are experimenting with novel transport solutions: bicycle usage has surged in many European cities following introduction of bicycle-friendly policies. Paris pioneered a convenient short-term bicycle rental scheme, now much emulated. Berlin is experimenting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691998/missing-bus-and-just-about-everything-else
  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cycle option could put commuters at risk from exhaust fumes I refer to the letter by Che Singh ('Bicycling to work makes good sense', August 29) replying to my letter ('Commuters in hot HK would find cycling simply impractical', August 22). However, he seems to have overlooked some problems and hazards. I do not see how by riding a bicycle he can save ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723960/letters
  9. In Brief

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... however, denied he was a director of the sister company. Woman injured in bike accident An 18-year-old woman riding on the back seat of a bicycle that crashed into a lamp post on the Wah Kwai Estate in Aberdeen was in stable condition in hospital. The rider, a 16-year-old boy, took the woman for a ride around Wah Kwai Road at about 1pm, but he apparently lost control of the bicycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720572/brief
  10. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away...

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Arthur Chan

    ... travelling produce fumes? We all ride bicycles to school. It keeps us healthy and safe, and if we get tired, the rechargeable cell can always power the wheels for a while. Burning fuel? Our vehicles ... signed an agreement with Mitsubishi and is now testing the MiEV. Let's hope we can get our hands on some soon. As for bicycles, the Netherlands is a small country famous for its bicycles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685284/once-upon-time-galaxy-far-far-away

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