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Cycling conditions in Hong Kong???(2 posts)

Cycling conditions in Hong Kong???elviento
May 24, 2002 12:04 PM
Hi, all,

I am faced with a very important career decision here. I have a chance to work in Hong Kong (real good money). But I am afraid there won't be easy access to cycling as I have here.

I know NYC isn't known as the most cycle friendly town, but nightly laps in Central Park and weekend rides on 9W seem sweet enough for me.

Does anyone know the situation there? Help most appreciated!
re: Cycling conditions in Hong Kong???sam-g
May 24, 2002 12:58 PM
Ni Hao Ma,

I just returned yesterday from a 10 day business trip to Hong Kong with several days in China. Although new to cycling, I've been visiting Hong Kong for over 25 years. From what I can observe, there were very few if any bikes visible on the streets except in the New Teritories. The traffic is hellish and the air quality is very poor. Hong Kong island is extremely hilly, but the Peak area has some nice jogging trails (I'm a dedicated runner). Once outside Kowloon in the New Territories, the roads open up, but traffic can still be a problem.

I happen to really love Hong Kong and would definately consider a post there, but from a cycling perspective, NYC (especially Central Park) is a whole lot friendlier.

Sam