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    • HARBOURFRONT CYCLEWAY FEASIBILITY STUDY
      • The aim of this report is to review the feasibility of installing a mostly segregated cycleway from Kennedy Town to Heng Fa Chuen, whilst also considering:
      • Connectivity with existing and future transport nodes, amenities and developments
      • Amendments to existing harbourfront amenities that will need to be overcome
      • Consideration of some cycleway amenities along the route
      • Design guidelines of the cycleway
      • Design features that may be required to install the cycleway
      Prepared by: Hong Kong Cycling Alliance Revision 3.0 Further consideration has also been given to the comments received by us at the Harbourfront Commission on 7 th September 2011.
    • Response to comments “ The Cycleway is only for the cyclists in Hong Kong” The Cycleway will give connectivity to the entire harbourfront for everybody visiting the attractions, as well as it being an attraction itself.
    • Response to comments “ It’s impossible to enjoy the view while cycling” Cycling is a great way to see the surrounding views, particularly when on segregated routes when little other traffic is around.
    • Response to comments “ you can't imagine a guy going from Shau Kei Wan up to Soho, even if he did, he would have to drop off his bike and walk the two kilometers uphill to where he’s going” Cycling is a great way to improve public health and can be a great alternative to cramped & claustrophobic public transport. Going from the cycleway up to Soho is actually the easiest part of the journey, using the mid-levels escalator, as everyone else does.
    • Response to comments “ Hong Kong is different to other cycling cites around the world” Hong Kong is different and unique, just like every other city is. So if they have all overcome barriers and local conditions, and everywhere has, so can we .
    • Response to comments “ It is not the policy of the government to encourage cycling as transport” Martins answer.
    • Response to comments “ there isn’t room for adding a cycleway on the harbourfront” We have identified a route already, and a flexible approach means that we can find a way. The currently designed Central - Wanchai cycle track on the Harbourfront development already finds its way along the harbourfront, crossing pedestrian paths and making its way through the park. We can extend this concept throughout the harbourfront cycleway.
    • Response to comments “ there isn’t space for a cycleway along the harbourfront” Flexible designs mean that the cycleway can change it’s style and follow the most suitable locations as it progresses along the route.
    • Response to comments “ the roads in Hong Kong are too busy” The isolated sections of roads we are suggesting to use are quiet, seldom used roads. Mixed-use car and cycle sections have been minimised in the design of the route.
    • Response to comments “ Hong Kong Island is a dense urban environment” Whilst we agree that Hong Kong Island is a dense urban environment, it is this type of dichotomy that gives the cycleway and its views great appeal. The cycleway is planned to be segregated for the majority of its route, so the dense urban environment is only a background to the panoramic views.
    • Response to comments “ The cycle tracks are in the New Territories, cyclists can go there to ride” The Hong Kong Island Cycleway has a different role than most of the New Territory cycle tracks as it is designed to be more than simply recreational, but also for access to separated amenities along the harbourfront by tourists and the Hong Kong public.
    • Response to comments “ most cycling in Hong Kong is recreational” All cycling is recreational to some extent, but the Harbourfront Cycleway is seen primarily as a way to give tourists and the public connectivity to all of the Harbourfront attractions, as well as being an attraction itself.
    • Response to comments “ Cycling should only be on segregated cycle tracks” With a careful and modern design philosophy, a cycleway along the harbourfront can be achieved. Learning from cycleway designs around the world will enable the more challenging areas of the route to be accomplished.
    • Response to comments “ cycling is not compatible with pedestrians ” Cyclists are simply ‘enabled pedestrians’. A cyclist can stop and lock their bike, immediately becoming a pedestrian.
    • Response to comments “ the LCSD do not allow cycling within their parks” Permission to allow cycling in LCSD parks is at the discretion of the LCSD director, and it is hoped that with the public behind us, the LCSD can support the Harbourfront Cycleway also.
    • Response to comments “ how do cyclists get their bikes to the cycleway” Bike hire stations give enable Hong Kong residents and tourists to enjoy the cycleway whenever and wherever they prefer. People that cycle on the roads already will be given another ‘less traffic’ route to travel.
    • Response to comments “ T he IEC space is five metres, not nine” In our survey, the IEC columns are generally 9.7m apart, however we agree that in some cases near the slip roads this varies. With alternative design solutions such as shown in the HK Cycling Alliance IEC boardwalk video, we believe that incorporating the cycleway adjacent to the boardwalk is entirely possible.
    • Response to comments “ the cycleway is not an enabling component of the harbourfront” The Government has directed that the Harbourfront should be connected using an environmental transport system, and the cycleway offers this for relatively little investment when compared to other larger scale alternatives.
    • Hong Kong Island Cycling routes The existing route indicated is defined as the current continuous legal route nearest the harbour front that cyclists can use. The preliminary route indicated is possible with very minor improvements such as painting lines to create the cycleway and adding signs to find the most harbourfront route. The new route indicated is our interpretation of the best possible future route considering future developments, with the least impact on existing facilities to be maintained. The route is found to be highly feasible along its whole length, with respect to existing land use and ownership, connectivity, topography and adjacent features. Challenges of this route are noted at: •   Restricted width of public access around Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter •   Gas pigging station between Quarry Bay Park Phase 1 and Hoi Yu Street area
    • Kennedy Town Harbourfront CYCLEWAY LEAVES CADOGAN PARK ALONGSIDE THE ROAD, AND THEN ALONG KENNEDY TOWN PRAYA EXISTING ROUTE – ONE-WAY SYSTEM AROUND KENNEDY TOWN MEANS CYCLISTS MUST USE THE VERY BUSY BELCHERS ROAD CONNECTIVITY TO KENNEDY TOWN MTR BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Cadogan Street Garden
      • Currently: Cadogan Street Temporary Garden
      • Proposed: Part of the park or adjacent pavement area to be allocated to a bicycle hire and maintenance facility, becoming the start/end of the full harbourfront cycleway
      ROADWAY WIDTH REDUCED – TWO LANES REMAINING FOR TURNING INTO KENNEDY TOWN PRAYA AREA ALLOCATED TO NEW BICYCLE HIRE/MAINTENANCE FACILITY CYCLEWAY
      • Cadogan Street
      • Currently: Cadogan Street
      • Proposed: The traffic island opposite Cadogan Street Park should be reduced slightly to allow the two lanes of traffic to remain
      ROADWAY WIDTH – TWO LANES REMAINING FOR TURNING INTO KENNEDY TOWN PRAYA, TRAFFIC ISLAND TO BE ALTERED AREA ALLOCATED TO NEW BICYCLE HIRE/MAINTENANCE FACILITY CYCLEWAY
      • Kennedy Town New Praya
      • Currently: Kennedy Town Praya Road along waterfront
      • Proposed: Install public boardwalk and cycleway adjacent to the Harbour. The road can stay the same width by making use of the car parking bays on the opposite side of the road
      PARKING REMOVED AND ROAD TO REMAIN AS TWO LANES PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO KENNEDY TOWN PRAYA HARBOURFRONT CYCLEWAY
    • Kennedy Town Harbourfront CURRENT USE: MTR WIL BARGING POINT LATER USE: HARBOURFRONT PUBLIC ACCESS OR CYCLEWAY TO PASS AT REAR OF PCWA, ADJACENT TO SHING SAI ROAD EXISTING ROUTE – ONE-WAY SYSTEM AROUND KENNEDY TOWN MEANS CYCLISTS MUST USE THE VERY BUSY BELCHERS ROAD EXISTING ROUTE – FOLLOWING THE BUSY SHING SAI ROAD WITH TWO LANES AND FAST-MOVING TRAFFIC CONNECTIVITY TO KENNEDY TOWN BUS STATION
      • Kennedy Town Praya to Bus Terminus
      • Currently: Kennedy Town Praya to Bus Terminus area
      • Proposed: Infilling the corner of the harbour here would facilitate the restricted width in this location
      TWO LANES REMAIN FOR CAR USE, AS PER EXISTING CYCLEWAY IT WILL BE USEFUL TO FILL IN THE CORNER OF THE HARBOUR HERE
      • Kennedy Town Bus Terminus
      • Currently: Kennedy Town Bus Terminus
      • Proposed: Minor redesign of the bus terminus layout, allocating the bus parking lanes nearest the harbourfront towards Shing Sai Road
      BUS TERMINUS APPEARS UNDER-USED, WITH SPACE FOR MOVING BUS PARKING TOWARDS SHING SAI ROAD CYCLEWAY
      • MTR Barging Point
      • Currently: West Island Line MTR Barging Point
      • Proposed: Pedestrian and Cycleway access to follow the access road behind the Barging Point, though it may be possible in the future to move these towards the waterfront if this area is to be redeveloped later.
      IT MAY NOT BE NECESSARY TO RETAIN THE PATHWAY ON THIS SIDE OF THE ROAD, AS THE PEDESTRIANS COULD USE THE HARBOURFRONT PEDESTRIAN AREA CYCLEWAY
    • Sai Wan Harbourfront CURRENT USE: WESTERN WHOLESALE FOOD MARKET – SUJATA GOVADA’S PROPOSAL * REPORTS THAT OPERATORS REQUIRE ONE PIER ONLY, OPENING UP THE HARBOURFRONT. A CYCLING BRIDGE COULD PASS OVER THE STILL-IN-USE PIER AREA EXISTING ROUTE – FOLLOWING THE BUSY SHING SAI ROAD EXISTING ROUTE – FOLLOWING THE BUSY SHING SAI ROAD AND CROSSING TRAFFIC FROM THE SLIP ROAD TO GET TO THE CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FLYOVER * HBF Harbour-front Connectivity Study, Hong Kong , Dr Sujata Govada (2008) CONNECTIVITY TO KENNEDY TOWN/SAI WAN CURRENT USE: WESTERN DISTRICT PCWA LATER USE: HARBOURFRONT PUBLIC ACCESS OR CYCLEWAY TO PASS AT REAR OF PCWA, ADJACENT TO SHING SAI ROAD PRELIMINARY ROUTE ON FUNG MAT ROAD
      • Western District PCWA (Public Pier)
      • Currently: Western District PCWA
      • Proposed: Possible route along the public pier, or alternative route to follow Shing Sai Road and towards the Harbour adjacent to Fung Mat Road
      POSSIBLE ROUTE ALONG PUBLIC PIER AREA CYCLEWAY ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO FOLLOW SHING SAI ROAD AND TOWARDS THE HARBOUR ADJACENT TO FUNG MAT ROAD – PARKING REMOVED
      • Western Wholesale Food Market
      • Currently: Western Wholesale Food Market, with only one pier in use (as discussed in Dr Sujata Govada’s 2008 proposal)
      • Proposed: Opening up the harbourfront to public access, with a small bridge over the one pier still in use for both pedestrians and the cycleway.
      PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLEWAY BRIDGE OVER WHOLESALE MARKET PIER THAT WILL REMAIN IN USE CYCLEWAY
    • Sai Ying Pun Harbourfront CURRENT USE: CONSTRUCTION SITE AND TEMPORARY VEHICLE PARKING, SPACE IS CONSTRAINED NEAR THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO THE WESTERN HARBOUR TUNNEL, HOWEVER THERE IS APPROXIMATELY 10M CLEAR, ADEQUATE TO INCLUDE A CYCLEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALK EXISTING ROUTE – USING CONNAUGHT RD FLYOVER CURRENT USE: SUN YAT SEN MEMORIAL PARK & WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY GARDEN. LCSD TO ACCOMMODATE A CYCLEWAY THROUGH THE PARK EXISTING ROUTE – ON THE VERY BUSY CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST (UNDER THE HIGHWAY) ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOLLOWING EXISTING PATHWAYS IN PARK - SEE LATER EXTRACT PLAN WSD EQUIPMENT TO BE RELOCATED INTO WD AREA CONNECTIVITY TO SUN YAT SEN PARK BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY PRELIMINARY ROUTE ON EXISTING PATH AND FUNG MAT ROAD
      • Western Harbour Tunnel entrance
      • Currently: Temporary vehicle parking near western harbour tunnel entrance
      • Proposed: [unknown]
      WESTERN HARBOUR TUNNEL APPROACH ROAD CYCLEWAY PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALK EXISTING WATERFRONT
      • Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park (waterfront)
      • Currently: Sun Yat Sen Sports Centre waterfront
      • Proposed: Due to be opened in November, the sports centre waterfront provides an ideal background for upgrading to a pedestrian boardwalk and cycleway.
      EXISTING PUBLIC BOARDWALK TO BE OPENED IN NOVEMBER 2011 CYCLEWAY PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALK AND CYCLEWAY TO CONTINUE THROUGH EXISTING TRUCK PARK TOWARDS WESTERN TUNNEL ENTRANCE
      • Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
      • Currently: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park & MTR Vent Building and access
      • Proposed: Making use of the existing pathways through the park to create a cycleway, continuing to a mixed use cycleway & emergency access for the MTR vent building
      CYCLISTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO DISMOUNT FOR THIS SECTION. MTR ACCESS ROAD CAN BE RECONFIGURED AS COMBINED EMERGENCY ACCESS AND CYCLEWAY ALTERNATIVE CYCLEWAY ROUTE AROUND PARK BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY PRELIMINARY ROUTE ON EXISTING PATH AND QUIET ROAD
      • Sheung Wan FSD HQ
      • Currently: Road in front of Sheung Wan FSD Headquarters
      • Proposed: It is a very quiet road, so this section could be mixed car/cyclist use in both directions. It may be possible to remove the pathway adjacent to the FSD HQ to increase the available width and create a segregated cycleway
      CYCLEWAY IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE PATHWAY ON THIS SIDE OF THE ROAD, AS THE PEDESTRIANS COULD USE THE HARBOURFRONT PEDESTRIAN AREA, INCREASING THE AVAILABLE WIDTH THE CYCLEWAY CAN BE DIVIDED TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE TRAFFIC, OR BE SEGREGATED IF THE PATHWAY IS REDUCED
      • Water Supplies Dept Equipment
      • Currently: Water Supplies Dept small building and lifting beam
      • Proposed: Relocating the waterworks building away from the waterfront, and moving the lifting beam and under-surface equipment back into the WSD depot
      EXISTING WSD EQUIPMENT TO BE RELOCATED CYCLEWAY EXISTING LIFTING BEAM AND UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT TO BE RELOCATED TO INSIDE WSD DEPOT AREA
    • Sheung Wan Harbourfront CURRENT USE: SHUN TAK CENTRE CYCLEWAY MAY NEED TO JOIN EXISTING ROAD FOR THIS SHORT SECTION, OR SHUN TAK CENTRE ON-ROAD PARKING IS REMOVED EXISTING ROUTE – THROUGH SHUN TAK CENTRE CYCLEWAY IS BUILT ADJACENT TO THE EXISTING ROADS, IN CENTRAL MEDIAN, CURRENTLY VEGETATION CONNECTIVITY TO MACAU FERRY & SHEUNG WAN BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Shun Tak Centre
      • Currently: Shun Tak Centre – adjacent to the Central and Western District Promenade
      • Proposed: The cycleway could be dual-use with road traffic, or be segregated by relocating roadside parking to the existing car parks on the upper floors of the Shun Tak Centre
      CYCLEWAY MIXED TRAFFIC LANE UNDER SHUN TAK CENTRE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ON CANTILEVER BRIDGE?
      • Through Shun Tak Centre
      • Currently: On the through road underneath Shun Tak Centre
      • Proposed: It is necessary to create a two-way cycleway on the one-way road. This can be done by creating a single direction segregation for the going in the opposing direction and allowing bicycles to travel with the traffic in the normal direction.
      CYCLEWAY MIXED USE AREA WITH CARS AND BICYCLES
      • Man Kwong Street
      • Currently: Man Kwong Street – restricted width across pavement
      • Proposed: It may be possible to cantilever or extend the pedestrian area across the corner to accommodate the pedestrian access and cycleway
      CYCLEWAY EXTENDED PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WIDTH ACROSS HARBOUR CORNER
    • Central Harbourfront ROAD LAYOUT UNCLEAR UNDER PEDESTRIAN DECK CYCLEWAY CROSSES ROADS – CYCLISTS DISMOUNT EXISTING ROUTE – MAN YIU STREET IS BUSY WITH TAXIS AND BUSES FROM THE FERRY PIERS AND THE BUS STATION CYCLEWAY IS BUILT IN THE SPACE ALLOCATED FOR THE LANDSCAPED MEDIAN OF THE ROAD CYCLEWAY FOLLOWS THE SPACE ALLOCATED TO IT IN CURRENT PLAN CONNECTIVITY TO CENTRAL FERRY PIERS CONNECTIVITY TO CENTRAL BUSINESS & SHOPPING DISTRICT BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Central Ferry Piers (Page 1)
      • Currently: Central Ferry Piers – wide pedestrian access behind central government pier and along waterfront
      • Proposed: Cycleway crosses Man Kwong Street to replace a part of the green divider between carriageways
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY TO RUN BEHIND TREES ALONG ROADSIDE CYCLISTS TO DISMOUNT AT ROAD CROSSINGS.
      • Central Ferry Piers (Page 2)
      • Currently: Refer previous page
      • Proposed: Refer previous page
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY TO RUN BEHIND TREES ALONG ROADSIDE
      • Central Ferry Piers (Page 3)
      • Currently: Central Divider between carriageways
      • Proposed: There are currently 4 turning/crossing points along this section of the divider. It may be possible to reduce the number of these to ease the flow of cyclists along this section of the cycleway.
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY TO RUN BEHIND TREES ALONG ROADSIDE CYCLEWAY CROSSES ROAD, OR IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO REMOVE SOME OF THE CROSSINGS ALONG THIS SECTION OF ROAD? TO EASE THE CONTINUOUS FLOW OF CYCLISTS
      • Central Ferry Piers (Page 4)
      • Currently: Central Ferry Piers – no bicycle parking facilities available
      • Proposed: under-used areas to be re-allocated to bicycle parking facilities. A proper review of the Central ferry pedestrian area would identify all possibilities.
      LOCATION OF UP TO 400 BIKE PARKING SPACES FOR ISLAND COMMUTERS
    • Admiralty Harbourfront CYCLEWAY CROSSES MAJOR PEDESTRIAN FOOTPATHS – CYCLISTS GIVE WAY / DISMOUNT CYCLEWAY CROSSES MINOR PEDESTRIAN FOOTPATHS – CYCLISTS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY, PEDESTRIANS GIVE WAY EXISTING ROUTE – ROAD P2 ONLY RECENTLY OPENED AND WILL BE FAST-MOVING TRAFFIC WHEN COMPLETE CYCLEWAY FOLLOWS THE ALIGNMENT ALLOCATED TO IT IN CURRENT PLAN CONNECTIVITY TO ENTIRE FUTURE HARBOURFRONT DEVELOPMENT CONNECTIVITY TO STAR FERRY CONNECTIVITY TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND ADMIRALTY SHOPPING DISTRICT BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
    • Wanchai Harbourfront ALTERNATIVE CYCLEWAY THROUGH HKCEC MAY BE ON-ROAD OR SEPARATED ROAD/CYCLEWAY INTERSECTION NEEDS CAREFUL DESIGN. TRAFFIC LIGHTS CAN INCLUDE BICYCLES-ONLY SEQUENCE DETAILED ROUTING CAN BE CONFIRMED WITH PLANNING LAYOUTS – SEE LATER EXTRACT EXISTING ROUTE – RELATIVELY FAST-MOVING SECTION MAKES CYCLING DIFFICULT AS CARS, BUSES AND TRUCKS TRY TO PASS CYCLISTS CONNECTIVITY TO STAR FERRY CONNECTIVITY TO GOLDEN BAUHINIA CONNECTIVITY TO ENTIRE FUTURE HARBOURFRONT DEVELOPMENT CONNECTIVITY TO WANCHAI BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY PRELIMINARY ROUTE ACROSS GOLDEN BAUHINIA SQUARE PEDESTRIAN AREA
      • HKCEC and Golden Bauhinia
      • Currently: Public pedestrian area
      • Proposed: Cycleway to follow behind waterfront seating and promenade, and then traverse area adjacent to the Golden Bauhinia. Most of this section would not be segregated, instead using surface markings to indicate the cycleway to all users, to facilitate pedestrian flow, and signage to limit cycling speeds. An alternative route could follow the roads under the HKCEC.
      CYCLEWAY
      • Wanchai Ferry reclamation
      • Currently: Planning layout still to be formally released under Stage 3
      • Proposed: Retain connectivity and cycleway through reclamation
      CYCLEWAY CROSSES MAJOR PEDESTRIAN FOOTPATHS – CYCLISTS DISMOUNT CYCLEWAY CROSSES MINOR PEDESTRIAN FOOTPATHS – CYCLISTS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY, PEDESTRIANS CROSS WHEN FREE BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
    • Wanchai – Causeway Bay Harbourfront PLANNING DESIGN NOT AVAILABLE BUT AVAILABLE WIDTH INDICATES ADEQUATE SPACE FOR THE CYCLEWAY PLANNING DESIGN NOT AVAILABLE – A SHARED-USE BICYCLE-PEDESTRIAN AREA MAY BE REQUIRED CAR PARKING SPACES RELOCATED TO ENABLE THE CYCLEWAY ROUTE PINCH-POINT AT HARBOUR CROSSING ENTRANCE – MAY BE NECESSARY TO REMOVE A SERVICES HUT EXISTING ROUTE – HEAVILY TRAFFICKED BY BUSES ACCESSING HARBOUR TUNNEL CYCLISTS WOULD NEED TO DISMOUNT ALONG THIS CONSTRICTED AREA OF THE HARBOURFRONT – ANY WIDENING WOULD ALLEVIATE THIS EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS DISMOUNT AND WALK 1km
      • Hong Kong Yacht Club
      • Currently: Quiet road at the back of the Yacht Club, leading to Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
      • Future use: Harbourfront public access to causeway bay typhoon shelter
      • Proposed: Remove parking spaces alongside tunnel entrance structure, possibly need to relocate services hut at tunnel entrance.
      CYCLEWAY SERVICES HUT (MAY NEED TO BE RELOCATED) CYCLEWAY CROSSES ROAD
      • Harbour Crossing Entrance
      • Currently: Quiet road at the back of the Yacht Club, leading to Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
      • Future use: Harbourfront public access to causeway bay typhoon shelter
      • Proposed: Remove parking spaces alongside tunnel entrance structure, possibly need to relocate services hut at tunnel entrance.
      PUBLIC ACCESS TO CWB TYPHOON SHELTER CYCLEWAY SERVICES HUT (MAY NEED TO BE RELOCATED)
    • Causeway Bay Harbourfront CYCLISTS WOULD NEED TO DISMOUNT ALONG THIS CONSTRICTED AREA OF THE HARBOURFRONT – ANY WIDENING WOULD ALLEVIATE THIS CHANGING THE LAYOUT OF THE LAY-BY TO REMOVE THE CENTRAL ISLAND WOULD ALLOW THE CYCLEWAY TO CONTINUE, SEPARATED FROM THE ROAD EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS DISMOUNT AND WALK 1km 1 2 3 CONNECTIVITY TO CAUSEWAY BAY SHOPPING & HOTEL DISTRICT CONNECTIVITY TO VICTORIA PARK VIA FUTURE BRIDGE CONNECTIVITY TO FUTURE CWB TYPHOON SHELTER DEVELOPMENT BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (Page 1)
      • Currently: Restricted width pedestrian path
      • Future use: Harbourfront public access to Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
      • Proposed: Increase pedestrian/cycleway width at road or harbour side, or cyclists to dismount for this part of the harbourfront cycleway. (Note: the cycleway would greatly facilitate access to the Noon-day Gun, a much under-utilised attraction.)
      RESTRICTED WIDTH – ANY INCREASE IN WIDTH (ON THÈ ROAD OR THE HARBOUR SIDE) WOULD HELP TO INSTALL THE CYCLEWAY. OTHERWISE, CYCLISTS WILL NEED TO DISMOUNT FOR THIS PART OF THE HARBOURFRONT CYCLWAY SERVICES HUT (MAY NEED TO BE RELOCATED)
      • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (Page 2)
      • Currently: Restricted width pedestrian path and large lay-by divider
      • Future use: Harbourfront public access to causeway bay typhoon shelter
      • Proposed: Increase width at road or harbour side, or instruct cyclists to dismount for this part of the harbourfront cycleway. Remove the lay-by divider and relocate the lay-by towards the road, making space for the cycleway and pedestrian boardwalk
      RESTRICTED WIDTH DIVIDER TO REMOVE, AND RELOCATE LAY-BY IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO CANTILEVER WALKWAY TO CREATE WIDTH PUBLIC ACCESS TO CWB TYPHOON SHELTER CYCLEWAY
      • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (Page 3)
      • Currently: Pedestrian path towards CWB Fire Station
      • Future use: Harbourfront public access to causeway bay typhoon shelter
      • Proposed: Install cycleway by removing part of neglected garden alongside path. Some signage to be relocated.
      NEGLECTED GARDEN AREA REPURPOSED FOR CYCLEWAY PUBLIC ACCESS TO CWB TYPHOON SHELTER CYCLEWAY
    • Causeway Bay Harbourfront CYCLEWAY RUNS UNDER THE IEC ON BOARDWALK EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS DISMOUNT AND WALK 1KM EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE ELECTRIC ROAD / JAVA ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING’S ROAD / HING FAT STREET WESTBOUND CONNECTIVITY TO TIN HAU DISTRICT AND MTR ADDITIONAL CONNECTIVITY TO VICTORIA PARK BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (Page 4)
      • Currently: Pedestrian path towards CWB Fire Station
      • Proposed: Install cycleway adjacent to pedestrian walkway as a part of an extension to the IEC boardwalk. Clear distance between piers is approx. 9m, so would be sufficient for both pedestrian and cycleway use, or alternatively cantilever to use space behind columns. This would use the same design methods as the IEC boardwalk
      STRUCTURE TO FOLLOW STYLE OF IEC BOARDWALK PUBLIC ACCESS TO IEC BOARDWALK AND TIN HAU WATERFRONT CYCLEWAY
    • IEC Harbourfront EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE ELECTRIC ROAD / JAVA ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND PLANNING DESIGN NOT AVAILABLE PLANNING DESIGN NOT AVAILABLE BUT AVAILABLE WIDTH INDICATES THAT IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE A CYCLEWAY BEHIND THE CENTRAL-WANCHAI BYPASS LINK TO THE IEC BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
    • IEC Harbourfront PLANNING DESIGN NOT AVAILABLE BUT AVAILABLE WIDTH WOULD ALLOW INCLUSION OF THE CYCLEWAY EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE ELECTRIC ROAD / JAVA ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND – BOTH VERY FAST AND BUSY ROADS CYCLEWAY REJOINS BOARDWALK UNDER IEC
      • Island Eastern Corridor boardwalk
      • Currently: Support columns to the Island Eastern Corridor
      • Future use: 5m wide pedestrian only boardwalk under IEC, proposed
      • Proposed: Install cycleway adjacent to pedestrian walkway as a part of the boardwalk. Clear distance between piers is approx 9 metres, sufficient for both pedestrian and cycleway use, or alternatively cantilever to use space behind columns.
      EXISTING STRUCTURE IS 9m BETWEEN SUPPORT COLUMNS CURRENT IEC BOARDWALK WIDTH IS 5.0m, LEAVING 4.0m AVAILABLE FOR CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY 5.0m 4.0m 9.0m
      • Island Eastern Corridor boardwalk video
      • For the English version visit http:// harbourfrontcycleway.hk/?page_id =407
      • For the Chinese version visit http:// harbourfrontcycleway.hk/?page_id =412
    • North Point Harbourfront CYCLEWAY FOLLOWS IEC BOARDWALK AROUND JUNCTION SLIP ROADS, PER EXISTING PLANS EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS CAN USE JAVA ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND – BOTH VERY FAST AND BUSY ROADS CYCLISTS DISMOUNT AT PEDESTRIAN INTERSECTIONS WITH FERRY PIERS CONNECTIVITY NORTH POINT FERRY PIERS CONNECTIVITY NORTH POINT AREA CYCLEWAY CONTINUES WITH BOARDWALK UNDER IEC BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • IEC boardwalk around slip roads
      • Currently: IEC slip roads pass around the IEC highway
      • Future use: 5m wide pedestrian only boardwalk under IEC, proposed
      • Proposed: There is not sufficient room under the IEC slip roads. The pedestrian and Cycleway boardwalk can go around the slip roads, either segregated or with a combined pedestrian/cycleway section.
      CYCLEWAY THE BOARDWALK AND CYCLEWAY FOLLOW THE SLIP ROADS OF THE IEC
    • North Point Harbourfront CYCLEWAY CONTINUES WITH BOARDWALK UNDER IEC CYCLEWAY FOLLOWS IEC BOARDWALK - THERE IS SUFFICIENT SPACE IN THIS LOCATION FOR THE BOARDWALK TO GO UNDER THE SLIP ROADS EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE JAVA ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND CONNECTIVITY TO NORTH POINT
      • IEC boardwalk under slip roads
      • Currently: IEC slip roads pass under the IEC highway
      • Future use: 5m wide pedestrian only boardwalk under IEC, proposed
      • Proposed: There is sufficient room under the IEC slip roads to install a pedestrian a cycleway boardwalk underneath.
      CYCLEWAY MANY POSSIBILITIES EXIST FOR THE IEC BOARDWALK ROUTE
    • North Point – Hoi Yu St Harbourfront CYCLEWAY CONTINUES WITH IEC BOARDWALK UNDER EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE JAVA ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND CYCLISTS DISMOUNT AT PEDESTRIAN INTERSECTIONS WITH FERRY PIERS BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • IEC boardwalk to Hoi Yu Street
      • Currently: Support columns to the IEC and a dead-end access road.
      • Future use: 5m wide pedestrian only boardwalk under IEC, proposed
      • Proposed: use adjacent unallocated/future park land to install the cycleway alongside Hoi Yu Street.
      CYCLEWAY
    • Hoi Yu Street Harbourfront CYCLEWAY TO FOLLOW HOI YU STREET, OR ADJACENT TO WATERFRONT PEDESTRIAN AREA LCSD TO ACCOMMODATE CYCLEWAY THROUGH QUARRY BAY PARK PHASE 1 EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE KING’S ROAD (FURTHER INLAND) CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN HOI YU ST AND QUARRY BAY PARK PHASE 1 IS PARTIALLY BLOCKED BY GAS PIGGING STATION – MAY BE NECESSARY TO RELOCATE IT, OR MAKE SHARED USE OF INTERNAL ACCESS ROAD. CONNECTIVITY WITH QUARRY BAY CONNECTIVITY WITH LCSD PARK BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
    • Quarry Bay Harbourfront LCSD TO ACCOMMODATE CYCLEWAY THROUGH QUARRY BAY PARK PHASE 1 CYCLEWAY NEXT TO TAI HONG STREET CYCLEWAY MAY REQIRE DUAL-USE WITH ROAD AROUND GRAND PROMENADE DEVELOPMENT EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE KING’S ROAD (FURTHER INLAND) CONNECTIVITY WITH LCSD PARK CONNECTIVITY WITH SAI WAN HO PARK BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho
      • Currently: Quarry Bay Park, Phase 1 to Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho
      • Proposed: retain the existing pedestrian harbourfront area and convert the area behind in the park and the roadside path to a cycleway
      CYCLEWAY
      • Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho
      • Currently: Refer to the previous page
      • Proposed: Refer to the previous page
      CYCLEWAY TAI HONG STREET
      • Marine Police HQ, Sai Wan Ho
      • Currently: Tai Hong Street in front of the Marine Police Headquarters.
      • Proposed: Parking spaces may need to be removed to allow for installation of the cycleway in front of the Marine Police Headquarters.
      CYCLEWAY PARKING SPACES REMOVED TO ALLOW FOR CYCLEWAY
    • Sai Wan Ho Harbourfront CYCLEWAY MAY REQUIRE DUAL-USE WITH ROAD AROUND GRAND PROMENADE DEVELOPMENT CYCLEWAY TO FOLLOW ALDRICH BAY PROMENADE EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE KING’S ROAD / SHAU KEI WAN ROAD AND ON TO ALDRICH BAY CONNECTIVITY WITH SAI WAN HO MTR BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY
      • Aldrich Bay Promenade
      • Currently: Oi Kan Road towards Aldrich Bay Promenade
      • Proposed: This section of the cycleway can be mixed use with cars and bicycles or segregated on the existing path. With Cycleway markings and thoughtful design, this can be accomplished.
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY MAY NEED TO BE MIXED USE WITH CARS FOR THIS SECTION
      • Aldrich Bay Promenade/Park
      • Currently: Oi Kan Road to Oi Yin Street
      • Proposed: This section of the cycleway moves from adjacent to Oi Kan Road onto the park land.
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY CONTINUES INTO PARK AREA
    • Coastal Museum Harbourfront CYCLEWAY TO FOLLOW TAM KUNG MUI ROAD AND TUNG HEI ROADS TOWARDS THE ACCESS RAMP TO THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS ARE REQUIRED TO CLIMB CHAI WAN ROAD – A STEEP HILL WITH FAST MOVING TRAFFIC CONNECTIVITY WITH COASTAL MUSEUM
      • Tam Kung Mui Road
      • Currently: Aldrich Bay Promenade to Tam Kung Mui Road
      • Proposed: the Cycleway passes out of Aldrich Bay Promenade onto the quiet Tam Kung Mui Road.
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY MAY NEED TO BE MIXED USE WITH CARS FOR THIS SECTION, AND ALSO MAY NEED TO FOLLOW TUNG HEI ROAD FOR CYCLING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION
      • Island Eastern Corridor near Heng Fa Chuen
      • Currently: Highway in cutting through hill
      • Proposed: the Cycleway passes out of Aldrich Bay Promenade onto the quiet Tam Kung Mui Road.
      CYCLEWAY BUS STOP MAY NEED TO BE RELOCATED
      • Island Eastern Corridor near Heng Fa Chuen
      • Currently: Refer to previous page
      • Proposed: Refer to previous page
      CYCLEWAY
      • Island Eastern Corridor near Heng Fa Chuen
      • Currently: Refer to previous page
      • Proposed: Refer to previous page
      CYCLEWAY
    • Heng Fa Chuen Harbourfront CYCLEWAY MAY NEED TO FOLLOW THE ACCESS RAMP FROM THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR INTO HENG FA CHUEN EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE ROAD FURTHER INLAND
      • Heng Fa Chuen
      • Currently: Shing Tai Road coming towards Heng Fa Chuen
      • Proposed: The Cycleway follows Shing Tai Road through Heng Fa Chuen. Cycleway can be segregated with road layout amendments, or mixed use with little alteration to road layout.
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY FOLLOWS SHING TAI ROAD
      • Shing Tai Road through Heng Fa Chuen
      • Currently: Refer previous page
      • Proposed: Cycleway can be segregated with road layout amendments, or mixed use with little alteration to road layout.
      CYCLEWAY CYCLEWAY CAN BE MIXED USE WITH CARS & BICYCLES
    • Heng Fa Chuen Harbourfront CYCLEWAY MAY NEED TO FOLLOW THE ACCESS RAMP FROM THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR INTO HENG FA CHUEN BICYCLE PARKING/HIRE FACILITY IN HENG FA CHUEN PLAYGROUND EXISTING ROUTE – CYCLISTS USE ROAD FURTHER INLAND
      • Shing Tai Road through Heng Fa Chuen
      • Currently: Refer previous page
      • Proposed: Refer previous page
      CYCLEWAY HENG FA CHUEN PLAYGROUND
      • Hong Kong Island Overview
      CYCLEWAY HENG FA CHUEN KENNEDY TOWN
      • Hong Kong Island Overview
      CYCLEWAY HENG FA CHUEN KENNEDY TOWN
    • Kowloon cycling routes The existing route indicated is defined as the current continuous legal route nearest the harbour front that cyclists can use. The new route indicated is our interpretation of the best possible future route considering future developments, with the least impact on existing facilities to be maintained.
      • The key difficulties of this route are at :
      • Industrial and container terminal areas near Lai King and Mei Foo
      • Cruise ship terminals near Ocean Centre, TST
      • Tsim Sha Tsui and TST East waterfronts, with major infrastructure and restricted waterfront pathway widths
      • Current inability to cross the Harbour Tunnel approach roads
      • Installation of a cycleway into the WKCD planning is critical to any future route
      For the Kowloon Peninsula, this report presents only an overview of a possible continuous harbourfront cycle route. Further consideration of these key difficulties is required.
    • Cycle track network in Kai Tak Development The cycle track network in the Kai Tak Development, proposed by CEDD and welcomed by relevant District Councils, offers a very promising basis for the provision of a continuous harbourfront cycleway in eastern Kowloon.
    • Kowloon Harbourfront TUEN MUN TO TSUEN WAN CYCLE PATH EXISTING ROUTE – COMES INLAND TO AVOID HIGHWAY CONTAINER TERMINAL & INDUSTRIAL AREAS MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO REACH THE WATERFRONT EXISTING ROUTE – THROUGH CONTAINER TERMINALS WITH HEAVY GOODS TRAFFIC NEW KAI TAK DEVELOPMENT SHOWS A WATERFRONT CYCLE TRACK AROUND MOST OF THE PERIMETER IT IS NOT CURRENTLY POSSIBLE TO CROSS THE HARBOUR TUNNEL APPROACH ROADS NEAR HUNG HOM BY BICYCLE, SO WE MUST USE ARGYLE ST. AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST
    • Kowloon Harbourfront INSTALLATION OF A CYCLEWAY INTO THE WKCD PLANNING IS CRITICAL FOR ANY FUTURE ROUTE IT IS NOT CURRENTLY POSSIBLE TO CROSS THE HARBOUR TUNNEL APPROACH ROADS NEAR HUNG HOM BY BICYCLE, SO WE MUST USE ARGYLE ST. AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST TO GET TO KAI TAK NEW KAI TAK DEVELOPMENT SHOWS A WATERFRONT CYCLE TRACK AROUND MOST OF THE PERIMETER FOLLOWING THE WATERFRONT TOWARDS HUNG HOM, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PASS OVER THE TUNNEL APPROACH ROADS INSTALLING A CYCLEWAY AROUND TSIM SHA TSUI TO HUNG HOM WATERFRONT WOULD INVOLVE MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES
    • PRACTICAL DESIGN GUIDELINES Hong Kong guidelines from the Transport Planning and Design Manual can productively be supplemented by consideration of design guidelines from other major cities around the world. Particularly useful is the information from NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) in the US. They give very clear, detailed, and up-to-date guidance on cycleway design in urban environments See: http://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/
    • Sign Typical cycleway / pedestrian interchange features Major public access to waterfront Cyclists dismount At intersections with major pedestrian paths, cyclists must dismount Sign typical public access to waterfront Give way to pedestrians At intersections with significant pedestrian paths, cyclists must give way to pedestrians
    • Typical cycleway connectivity features Minor pedestrian crossings marked and protected with bollards Cycleway interface with nearby roads where appropriate Bicycle parking Sign Give way to cyclists Pedestrian bridge
    • Typical cycleway / pedestrian interchange features Cycleways are protected by bollards, allowing free flow of pedestrians, whilst also alerting them to the cycleway Open public area A different surface colour can increase visibility and awareness of the cycleway
    • Practical Design Guidelines Typical section through segregated cycleway adjacent to road 2.0m 2.0m EXISTING TREES NEAR CENTRAL FERRY PIERS PLANTERS WHERE NECESSARY ROADWAY CYCLEWAY CONTINUOUS KERB CENTRAL WHITE LINE GRASS VERGE WITH WHITE BOLLARDS AT 2m SPACING
    • Practical Design Guidelines Typical section through segregated cycleway in open areas 2.0m 2.0m CYCLEWAY CENTRAL WHITE LINE GRASS VERGE WITH WHITE BOLLARDS AT 2m SPACING GRASS VERGE WITH WHITE BOLLARDS AT 2m SPACING
    • Practical Design Guidelines Typical section through cycleway in pedestrian areas 2.0m 2.0m CYCLEWAY A DIFFERENT COLOUR CAN INCREASE VISIBILITY AND AWARENESS OF THE CYCLEWAY WHITE LINES INDICATE EDGE AND CENTRE LINE OF CYCLEWAY THIS CYCLEWAY HAS DIFFERENT COLOURED PAVERS FOR DIFFERENT USES
    • Practical Design Guidelines Typical section through on-road cycleway 2.0m ROADWAY CYCLEWAY SURFACE MARKED DIVIDER LINES PEDESTRIAN PAVEMENT FOR VISIBILITY, THE CYCLEWAY COULD BE COLOUR DIFFERENTIATED FOR MIXED TRAFFIC USE, A DASHED LINE CAN BE USED FOR DEMARCATION
    • Practical Design Guidelines Further design features that facilitate cycling safety and ease TURNING LANES FOR CYCLISTS ADVANCED STOP LINES AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS COLOURED PARTITIONS WHERE OTHER TRAFFIC IS CROSSING THE CYCLEWAY
    • Clear surface markings Alternative surface markings Low kerbs and signage There are several different ways of marking the cycleway. Route type examples
    • Identified use by alternative surface finish There are several different ways of creating and identifying the cycleway using surface treatments. Alternative colours identify the cycleway Alternate pavier colouring Route type examples
    • Route type examples
    • Route type examples
    • Route types around the world
    • Challenging situations There are always several different ways of tackling even difficult features, such as roundabouts. Bicycle friendly roundabout design
    • Bicycle parking opportunities Sheffield stands with additional crossbar Modern bicycle parking may comprise simple installed hoops Sheffield stands, as already fitted around Hong Kong Can be surface finished in a variety of ways
    • Bicycle parking opportunities Space saving upright designs Modern bicycle storage options include proprietary and specialist designs. Adequate parking should be designed, based on demand profile. Austrian style bicycle parking stands High security ‘P’ stands
    • Bicycle parking opportunities Space saving modern design Modern bicycle parking designs give many options for styles and functionality. Artistic styling for more vibrant areas Functional, with automatic bicycle locking
    • Bicycle parking opportunities Modern simple design Modern bicycle shelters can be designed to suit their surroundings. Sculptured shelter Simple stands offering rain cover
      • Visibility : Installation in highly visible public areas discourages theft and vandalism. Avoid quiet areas or unsupervised parking structures and garages.
      • Access : Convenient street access, but away from normal pedestrian and car traffic
      • Security : Surveillance is essential to reduce theft and vandalism. Officially assign building security, parking lot attendant or other personnel to watch for suspicious behaviour.
      • Lighting : Bicycle parking areas should be well lit for theft protection, personal security and accident prevention.
      • Weather protection : Whenever possible protect bicycle parking area from weather. 
      • Avoid conflict with pedestrians : Locate racks so that parked bicycles don't block the pedestrian path.
      • Avoid conflict with automobiles : Separate bicycle parking and auto parking and roads areas with space and a physical barrier.
      Bicycle parking requirements
    • Waterfront cycleways around the world
    • Waterfront cycleways around the world
    • Waterfront cycleways around the world
    • Hong Kong Cycling Alliance ( 香港單車同盟 ) is a non-profit organisation that works to make Hong Kong more bicycle-friendly and bicycle-enabled. We advise and support decision-makers about the needs of all kinds of cyclists and about the opportunities for improving Hong Kong through greater support and enablement of cycling.   Contact:  [email_address]