The Hong Kong Island East Harbourfront Study, commissioned by the Planning Department, currently proposes a pedestrian boardwalk under the Island Eastern Corridor (IEC). This offers the exciting opportunity to incorporate a cycleway alongside.
Produced by Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, 2011
^ that is brilliant.
I'd ride on it. The alternative (east on Electric Rd and Java Rd, west on King's Rd) is pretty dangerous. I'd probably add a bit more of a divider between the pedestrian area and the bike lanes (those collapsible plastic bollards?) because the average HK pedestrian is bound to wander across and get smacked by a bike.
Now all we have to do is convince the clowns in the government to build it (instead of some big silly bridge to Zhuhai).
This is a true bicycle safety manual from 1940, which is interesting in itself, but whatís even more amazing is that the attitude of the Hong Kong Government to cyclists is exactly as described in this out-of-date booklet.
Why do they think that it is OK to always blame the cyclist for the collision, and to just accept that any injuries were their faultÖ?
ďA Ride of DeathĒ, 1940s Retronaut
I think I can get used to it and it helps to think I'm as fast as they are with all the traffic congestion. I just have to improve my handling skills.
An article describes Hong Kong's cycling challenge and opportunity. It is syndicated so is being seen on dozens if not hundreds of print and online channels. Hello HK Government, are you listening?
or watch the video version here.