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Some bumps for New York's new bike-sharing programme

New York became the latest city to sign up to bike-sharing this week, with the launch of a scheme that has been welcomed by cycle enthusiasts but met with some protests from residents

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:13am

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.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 5 comments

Hong Kong does not need a culture tsar to define what is art

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kam-lam may have unwittingly triggered an interesting debate over his warning to the West Kowloon Cultural District that any artworks with indecent, insulting or political elements should not be viewed as art.

25 Apr 2013 - 6:50am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 4, 2013

Item 86 in the chief executive's policy address dealt with the development of the western tip of the former Kai Tak runway. It said this site in the Kai Tak Development Area had "excellent potential to be developed into a tourism and entertainment hub" and proposed "an 'edutainment' destination which will reflect Kai Tak's unique aviation, maritime, and transportation history".

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 1, 2013

I would like to share with readers more details of our experiences in Sweden, where we have two separate glass recycling systems. For standard drinks containers (glass, PET and aluminium) we have a deposit system. When returned to the supermarket redemption centre for deposit refund, glass bottles are sent back to the beverage factory, cleaned and reused.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 16, 2013

The lack of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Hong Kong has crippled education in this very important field for the past 15 years.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am 3 comments

Singapore Airlines and the strawberry ice cream

We've been sent an intriguing account of an exchange that occurred on a recent Singapore Airlines flight. Our informant was travelling economy class together with his wife on a packed flight to Singapore. After serving the main meal, a steward came around with a tray piled high with Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

15 Feb 2013 - 5:14am 1 comment

Dutch cycling utopia fast becoming a daily nightmare

Problems all too familiar to car drivers the world over, from traffic jams to road rage and lack of parking, are now also threatening to turn the Dutch dream of cycling bliss into a daily hell.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am

Man in his 70s sets fire to ex-lover's flat

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Officers swoop, but the bicycles remain near Cheung Chau pier

More than a hundred bicycles remained illegally parked near Cheung Chau ferry pier yesterday after a clearance by government officers.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Work out in style with Puma's Duo Loop bike (HK$12,000), made by Danish company Biomega.

The fourth bicycle in the brand's Urban Mobility series, the Duo is made from aluminium and steel and features eight-gear technology, an anti-theft locking system and a folding mechanism that allows the user to carry it around easily.

18 May 2009 - 12:00am

Repairman peddles new services in an uphill battle to survive

Q: Why did you come to Beijing in 1991?

A: I was born into a farmer's family with four sisters and brothers in Baoding , Hebei province . I got married when I was 20, then I decided to leave home and explore the world as an adult. Two of my relatives live in Beijing, so I could easily find somewhere to live.

What did you do before you took up bicycle repairs?

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Dynamic physics lights a bicycle's path

A few months ago, my physics teacher asked my group to make a dynamo for a bicycle so that when you pedal the wheels, some small bulbs light up. A dynamo is a small generator made from a magnet that is rotated in the middle of coils of wire.

At first, I didn't think it was possible. We gave it a try but the wire we used was not thin enough.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

Teen in standoff after threatening self-injury

4 May 2004 - 12:00am

Bicycle-riding robber chops two in separate attacks

A middle-aged woman and an elderly man suffered cuts yesterday morning in two separate robberies believed to be committed by the same bicycle-riding suspect.

14 Apr 2001 - 12:00am