Let's be honest segregation of fast and slow lanes would only work here if enforced by a shouting policeman every 50ft. When the way is clear I'm happy to cycle fast but you really do need to apply the same caution to passing every leisure rider as if they are a two year old... they may randomly stop, veer across, or do anything else mad without looking at any moment.
A few cycle lanes aren't going to change the basic fact that no one here ever does the basic learning of awareness that you get growing up in a less congested environment riding (and falling off) a bike outside your house or at the local park.
HK doesn't like cycling..not as a form of commute. They encourage it but just don't cycle too near where they can see you or even worse share same path. Best if you just cycle in a park round and round safely.
I always sense a collective exasperated tsk from ppl whenever they see a cyclist, even kiddy bikes, appearing.
Hong Kong doesn't have the climate, the topography or the space for cycling - schemes like this are a waste of money.
Weather can be tough in summer, (as it is in many countries) but topography in the NT is ideal and there is plenty of space.
Any chance we can have some kind of pause on people not living in HK telling people in HK how things are (or aren't as in this case)?
Are there no expat forums in Japan?
Yes, many posters have left. It's a thing that's been happening for decades, and has been accelerating for obvious reasons. This includes some of the most regular and useful contributors.
I would provide a counter-argument, that many of the more recent (Covid was the turning point) and prolific posters have very little to offer to the forum in the way of useful information or viewpoints, and instead seem to spend most of their time here trying to tear the place down, out of some kind of misplaced sense of frustration with the world. Many of the older posters were well known for getting into protracted arguments, but they also tended to try to add useful information or interesting viewpoints.
I honestly have no idea why someone (I think it was you again) would complain that someone like Hull posts information about incoming typhoons that sweep past the Philippines. Skyhook and BDW regularly post about life in Australia which serve as useful reminders of what other options exist for some of us. Titus on the odd occasion offers really inspiring post-relocation takes on backcountry British Columbia.
Take a step back and look at yourself. Go through your own post history. I have been through it, and honestly cannot say that I particularly value your presence here, because most of your participation is antagonistic and arrogant. Very little of it is what I could consider positive. I get into these nasty arguments as well, but at least I try to post useful information on HK about tech sourcing.
On the cycling front, I don't put much credence into government initiatives. I've been manually involved with trail building, I've watched interactions with the AFCD. Things have improved, but the waste of resources and effort is colossal.
I have cycled extensively throughout the New Territories, where it's obviously much more common, but the weather is harsh on bikes (leading to ugly junkers rusting all over the place) and harsh on riders. As far as exercise... I don't consider that to be the case. It's more of a leisurely day out at a slow pace, nothing wrong with that, but let's not call it exercise.
The proposed path is probably better than nothing, but as a keen cyclist, it's certainly hard to get excited about.