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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:01 pm 
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A notice up outside the police box:
Bike clearance on pier 17 & 20 Feb 2014

All "illegally parked bikes" (which is all of them, since there isn't any legal parking on Lamma) will be confiscated and destroyed if on the pier on those dates.

Thanks to our glorious local government for all their care.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:56 am 
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On the subject of parking on the pier if the idiots who park and chain their bikes in front of the life saving rings each and every morning are reading this. Stop doing it you fucking morons.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:53 pm 
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Jo writes:

"The notice also does not say where the bikes will be taken - hopefully not straight to landfill or, as last time, left to rust in the building site next to the new police station.

It does also not explain where people are supposed to park their bikes while the bike park is being built. Presumably if District Office cared about the people they are supposed to serve, this will have been thought about and adequate provision will have been made.

Perhaps Lamma.com.hk readers can help find out by writing to tellme@1823.gov.hk and posting their letters and the responses to your website?

This sign below [in the Football Pitch] perplexed me as we have no parking spaces designated for pedal bicycles. I wonder where the nearest one is to Yung Shue Wan? Possibly Cheung Chau where District Office built a bike park that no-one uses because it is inconveniently located. All that money and the good, sensible people of Cheung Chau still park their bikes against the railings."


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:59 am 
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The bike clearance is happening this morning! Anybody around to take photos?
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One more clearance this Thu morning, Feb 20. They'll also clear the area outside the Library where the yellow works office container has been shipped in a few weeks ago.

Here are the photos and comments about the last operation, less than 2 year ago:

http://www.lamma.com.hk/forum-OK/viewtopic.php?t=11135&start=7
http://www.compunicate.com/Lamma-zine/Blog/Blog-2012-03.html#Mar28

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:44 pm 
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Bike clearance at YSW ferry pier this morning, Feb 17, 2014, a professionally done video by Robert John:



The confiscated bikes have been moved to a cleared and padlocked area along the cable road, just below the windturbine.
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Discussion with several dozens of posts today:
https://www.facebook.com/Lamma.Gung
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Next bike clearance, including the area outside the Library, THIS THURSDAY, Feb 20 !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:04 pm 
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A few pics from about 5pm.
A few dozen bikes still on the railings but now there is a stretch of barriers and hoardings on the north side where they will be doing the works.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:17 am 
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A few more photos, a sight so rare, it's only seen once every two years or so, for just a few hours:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:26 pm 
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Revised video by Robert John. He writes:

Yung Shue Wan Pier Bike Removal

"Published on Feb 17, 2014

Special thanks to the Hong Kong police, government employees and the Lands Department for letting me film on the pier while they worked. This footage was shot on my Canon 70D and edited in both Sony Vegas Pro 12 and HitFilm Ultimate 2 using their Cine filter.
Music by Andrea Bocelli: Romanza 'Time to Say Goodbye' was used in this video for a non-profit student project."



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:56 pm 
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So he noticed that he'd titled it "2004 Yung Shue Wan Pier Bike Removal"?


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Yes, he noticed, but only after I told him. :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Lamma-Gung wrote:
A few more photos, a sight so rare, it's only seen once every two years or so, for just a few hours:


It will be interesting to see what happens when people park on the pier railings after the CPA is built.

If the govt do nothing, hardly anyone will bother with the CPA. Maybe they won't care, as it will have achieved its function of channelling $18 million into the pockets of the construction companies.

Also, they won't be able to do such "clearances" of the CPA itself, since that will be a (the only) legal parking area. In the NT, no matter what junk is locked up there forever, they never clear them, so they accumulate crap until cyclists are forced to park elsewhere, then of course the government confiscates these bikes.

(I mentioned this to Yu Lai Fan at a meeting a couple of years ago, she claimed that Transport Department staff would look after it. I'll believe that when I see it. )

If the government confiscated and crushed illegally parked cars in Central they wouldn't need to build a multi-billion dollar bypass. But as far as the government is concerned, bikes are toys, not transport. No matter that more than half the population here rides one.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:50 pm 
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J J writes:

"l expect you know this already, but just in case you don't and know someone who has 'lost' a bike from the recent 'clear up' on the ferry pier, I noticed where they are being kept and thought I would pass the information on to you to share.

They are just up from the old reservoir almost at the top of the cable road before you get to the Lamma Winds, on the left hand side as you are looking up the hill. Held in an area behind a chained gate/fence, but the gap under the gate is deep enough for anyone to crawl under, and bikes could be lifted over the top and passed to a friend the other side. You can see all the bikes easily from the cable road."

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There are about 80 bikes there, nothing really nice but at least half still would do as "ferry bikes". Several have HKE plant registration plates.

There is no reason to put them way up there except to avoid the bad publicity they got last time when they just took them directly to the compacter at the waste depot.

If you want to liberate a bike, there's a gap where the fence meets the fence around the reservoir....

Might not be there long. Now that both bike purges have been held they will probably spirit them away to be destroyed out of sight.


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makes for another tourist attraction on lamma... all be it for a short time.


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For the sake of history, here's how the confiscated bikes dumped on the cable road look like today.


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Most unusual angle of the new "Temporary Bike Park"!

You've got a new drone or quadcopter? Or a really long lens shooting from high up at the Trig Point?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:52 pm 
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A China Daily article on bike seizures yesterday :

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Parked bicycles are being confiscated by officials at the rate of more than 130 a week in Hong Kong, and owners have little hope of ever getting them back. Fed-up cyclists want an end to the seizures and are considering a legal challenge,


Interesting that China Daily, a "newspaper" that exists to progagandise Beijing's viewpoint, publishes an article critical of government here.


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