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    TW/TM bike path - your views sought


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    I see what you did there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    I see what you did there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Fax (852) 2865 6493


    (Forgot the smiley)
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    Maybe someone would like to take my FAX machine + 5 rolls of paper off my hands?

    Perhaps bombard them -- Fax (852) 2865 6493 - with FAXes?

    {Anyway, the machine is listed here for a paltry $100}


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    OK, let's give them SOME credit, they did include an e-mail address:

    [email protected] <[email protected]>


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    The lack of

    - Shade
    - Sound / pollution protection

    Is 'surprising'



    It could be nicer to ride on than just concrete structure next to a highway as currently planned

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    Also the width of the path looks like it won't allow safe segregation of the casual riders and the frequent riders. Probably ~20kph difference.

    Last edited by East_coast; 05-10-2022 at 06:13 PM.
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    Looks good.

    Do any tracks in HK offer safe segregation? The ones around She Tin, Ma On Shan, etc. don't and isn't a problem (well it can be annoying at times, but that's all)

    Hopefully they'll plant more trees which will help with shade, but would be very wasteful to purpose build shading on the tracks

    Edit: just watched the animation. Looks like trees won't be an option given the position of the track.


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Also the width of the path looks like it won't allow safe segregation of the casual riders and the frequent riders. Probably ~20kph difference.
    Bike paths in many countries often have a speed limit recommendation of around 20kph max, they are not meant for riders to go much beyond that speed and particularly in a high density city like Hong Kong. Anyone experienced or fast enough to go above 25kph should be on the road and not on cycling paths. This is becoming even more true and a bit of a problem with e-bikes which allows inexperienced riders to go faster than they perhaps should be going.

    I think that in time, places where there is high volume of bike commuters, there may be a necessity to have better segregation between faster and slower cyclist but in the short term, it's not realistic to expect it particularly in a place like Hong Kong which doesn't have much of a cycling culture. These recreational paths are meant for the general public and not for racers and speeding on them should be discouraged for everyone's safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    Looks good.
    It does

    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    Do any tracks in HK offer safe segregation?
    Only the wider sections between Science Park and Tai Po. Wide enough to allow all users. The proposal for TW/TM cyclepath is probably going to be around 3m of usable path space. Just enough for one abreast.



    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    Hopefully they'll plant more trees which will help with shade, but would be very wasteful to purpose build shading on the tracks

    Edit: just watched the animation. Looks like trees won't be an option given the position of the track.
    Yes, no scope for trees hence the suggestion to use solar panels like the below. If they can subsidize the poor owners of village houses they could slap them on a cycle path.

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