Three Regions, Kowloon West, Kowloon East and New Territories North separately held a safe cycling campaign on July 6.
Traffic Kowloon West
The Road Safety Team of Traffic Kowloon West staged a "Safe Crossing Cum Cycling Safety Kick Off Ceremony" at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza.
The carnival-like event attracted over 3,000 people with a rich programme, including light music by the Police Band and the Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School Excitation Band. Mr Ngai Kam-ho, Road Cycle Event Promotion Envoy of Police Cycling Club, explained how cyclists should use the road properly. Other features of the event included booth games and exhibitions of vintage cars by the Hong Kong Classic Car Club, motorcycles, and old police motorcycles. Also on display were current police motorcycles, police cars and Police Tactical Unit Unimog.
Traffic Kowloon East
Traffic Kowloon East (T KE) and the Road Safety Patrol Kowloon East Region launched a Cycling Safety Campaign at King Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O.
Speaking at the event, KE Regional Commander Mike Cartwright said the opening of a new cycle track along the Tseung Kwan O promenade and the construction of a "Cross Bay Link" in coming years would attract more cyclists to enjoy the splendid views along the Tseung Kwan O seafront. He, therefore, emphasised the importance of cycling safely and using adequate cycling equipment. He also reminded pedestrians and joggers not to walk or jog on cycling tracks.
The campaign also marked commencement of patrol of the cycling tracks in Tseung Kwan O by the T KE Bicycle Team to carry out safety education and enforcement actions. In addition to patrol, T KE officers will take out their bicycles during lunch break to set an example of cycling safety to the public.
TBHQ & T NTN
Traffic Branch Headquarters (TBHQ), Traffic New Territories North (T NTN) and the Road Safety Council jointly hosted a large-scale cycling activity called the "Summer Safe Cycling cum Safe Cycling Ambassadors Appointment Ceremony" at Tai Po Waterfront Park Amphitheatre.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Eric Cheng, Chairman of the Road Safety Campaign Committee, emphasised: "If people would like to enjoy cycling in a safe manner, they should use cycling facilities and wear suitable protective gear."