Utility Cycling

If parked bikes offend, why not cars?

The government pays constant lip service to the need to promote cycling and a healthy lifestyle. But when it comes to enforcement, it does everything it can to discourage people from travelling on bicycles.

Wednesday, 3 August, 2011, 12:00am

Bicycles the ultimate form of clean and healthy transport

With rapid developments in technology, people dream of innovations that will revolutionise the way we travel, enabling us to avoid traffic jams and be environmentally friendly.

I also believe this is possible, but when I think of a form of transport that is both clean and healthy, I do not have a vision of a bullet train, but of a bicycle.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


What do you think of the ban idling engines?

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Crackdown on Japan's cyclists

After a successful campaign against misbehaving car drivers, police now plan to tackle that other menace of Japan's roads: cyclists.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Call for cycling paths on housing estates

Bike riders 'need access to distant routes'

Sai Kung district councillors will press the government extend cycling paths in the area to public housing estates in a bid to prevent a repeat of an accident in which a teenage cyclist was injured this week.

They will also press for the paths to be linked in Ma On Shan to the New Territories cycle track network.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Clear and logical instructions

Producing instructions and explanations require clear, unfussy writing. This is quite different from what you do in creating stories or persuasive writing.

The writing of instructions and explanations is good training in thinking and expressing yourself concisely and accurately.

What is wrong with this set of instructions for finding your way to a school?

9 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Drivers are selfish and inconsiderate

After reading several of your readers' comments regarding car drivers in Hong Kong, I have felt compelled to write and express my dismay and frustration regarding general road manners.

I have been driving for more than 16 years and have found the majority of Hong Kong drivers to be utterly selfish and inconsiderate.

23 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Pedal power curbed by aggressive drivers

In the letter headlined 'Adopting practical ways to encourage cycling' (South China Morning Post, December 17) Yu Chee-kuen, for the Commissioner for Transport, states that 'unless there are safety concerns cycling is permitted on roads'.

21 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter headlined, 'Unlawful', by Stephen Foley (South China Morning Post, January 30), about roundabout usage with reference to traffic police regulating traffic at the Sap Pat Heung roundabout in the early evening rush hours.

During peak hours, this interchange is saturated with traffic and the roundabout cannot cope with the volume of traffic using it.

20 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Dangerous manoeuvre

An accident is waiting to happen at the junction of Mount Nicholson Road and Stubbs Road.

31 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Dim drivers

The recent discussion regarding the preferability (or not) of a mini-roundabout at the Stanley Gap Road/Chung Hom Kok Road junction has focused attention on whether or not there is enough space at the junction.

1 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Not considering all options

I refer to the letter from C. C. Li, for the Commissioner for Transport, headlined, 'Junction too tight for roundabout' (South China Morning Post, December 7), concerning traffic management measures in Repulse Bay and Stanley.

18 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Junction too tight for roundabout

I refer to Ross Mitchell's letter 'Roundabouts are better' (South China Morning Post, November 22) concerning the traffic management measures in Repulse Bay and Stanley.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Junctions need traffic signals

In advocating the use of roundabouts as cheap and efficient traffic management measures, your correspondent Ross Mitchell (South China Morning Post, November 22) falls into the trap of ignoring one of the principal road users - the pedestrian.

6 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Such a needless infestation

Three cheers for Ross Mitchell, whose letter headlined, 'Roundabouts are better', appeared in the South China Morning Post, on November 22.

However, Stanley Gap Road is far from the only place where roundabouts would be much more beneficial than traffic lights.

I wrote a letter to these columns some seven or eight years ago on the same subject.

29 Nov 1999 - 12:00am