Ride of silence to mark vicious cycle

Central Station | May 16, 2019
<p>Hundreds of cyclists rode quietly through Kowloon last night to pay tribute to 11 people killed and around 1,600 injured while cycling last year.</p><p>Organized by the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, the 14th annual Ride of Silence started at 7.15pm from the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower yesterday.</p><p>After a memorial ceremony, cyclists rode quietly from Tsim Sha Tsui and passed through Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and Cheung Sha Wan on the way to Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.</p><p>The organizer reminded the public that &quot;cyclists are legitimate road users and deserve respect and consideration.&quot;</p><p>&quot;The number of cyclists who die on Hong Kong&#39;s roads each year has been about the same for decades, even if overall road deaths have dropped by two thirds.&quot;</p><p>The alliance also called for roads and streets in Hong Kong to be designed and managed for all users, including cyclists.</p><p>It urged the government to integrate cycling into the official data of road usage, and hopes to host major awareness campaigns.</p>

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