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Hong Kong evaluates the introduction of a congestion charge

Despite building 218 kilometres of cycle paths in the New Territories are you promoting cycling as a form of ‘transport’ rather than ‘recreation’ in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island as well?

The government’s current policy is to foster a ‘bicycle-friendly’ environment where road safety and conditions permit and to promote cycling as a green mode for short-distance commuting to reduce the use of mechanised transport. The road conditions in new towns and new developments are better suited for commuting by cycling. There is also more space available for designation as bicycle parking. In the urban area, cycling is generally permitted except in roads designated as bicycle prohibition zone because of road safety considerations.

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