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Locate all the 15 “check-in spots” and get the “CT60+ Cycling Rewards”

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as well as to promote the opened cycle track sections of the New Territories Cycle Track Network (NTCTN), the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is holding the “CT60+ Cycling Rewards” from 17 September to 17 December 2022. Members of the public may participate in this event by cycling along the cycle track sections between Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan and at the Tsuen Wan waterfront of the NTCTN. They can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and cultural attractions while looking for the “check-in spots” along the cycle track sections and collecting “check-in” records. Those who have collected the required number of “check-in” records can redeem souvenirs. Where are the 15 “check-in spots”? A total of 15 “check-in spots” will be set up in two phases near the scenic spots located along the opened cycle track sections of the NTCTN during the event period. To participate, scan the QR codes displayed at these “check-in spots” with a mobile phone to enter the event website. Provide a mobile phone number to register for a game account.  Take AR photos with the mascots.  Those who have collected the required number of “check-in” records and completed the redemption process in the account within the event period can redeem souvenirs. For details, please visit the NT Cycle Track Network website. The mascots “Mr. B” , “Drainy”, “Big Waster”, “Anyone”, “Keep Clean Ambassador Ah Tak”, “Lazy Lion”, “Dr Tin”, “Water Save Dave”, and “Mr. Safegg” are ready at these “check-in spots” to explore the NTCTN with you!      The 10 “check-in spots” in Phase 1 Period: 17 Sep – 31 Oct 2022Area: The cycle track sections between Sheung Shui and Ma On Shan; and the Tsuen Wan waterfront section   1. Sha Tin Che Kung Temple(The mascot in AR filter: Lazy Lion) The ancient Sha Tin Che Kung Temple draws believers from all over Hong Kong. Every Chinese New Year, worshippers flock to the Temple. In recent years, it has even become a popular site of attraction among travellers visiting Hong Kong. Although it is impossible to know when it was built, the stele in the old temple structure says it was renovated and reconstructed in the 16th year of the reign of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1890).   2. Shatin Twin Bridge(The mascot in AR filter: Drainy)   3. Ma On Shan Hang Tai Road Resting Station(The mascot in AR filter: Keep Clean Ambassador Ah Tak)   4. Tai Po Kau Tide Gauge Station(The mascot in AR filter: Dr Tin) Tai Po Kau Tide Gauge Station is located at the end of Tai Po Railway Pier and it is an essential facility of the Hong Kong Observatory for monitoring tide levels in Tolo Harbour. The existing station was built in the 1960s and needs to be reconstructed to maintain its functions. A design competition to collect innovative ideas for the reconstruction of the station was held in November 2020. The competition was co-organised by the Hong Kong Observatory, CEDD, the Architectural Services Department and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. The winning entry “Revealing the Tip of Iceberg” will be adopted for the reconstruction.   5. Tai Mei Tuk(The mascot in AR filter: Water Save Dave) Tai Mei Tuk is a wonderful place for relaxing. A popular holiday destination for people seeking to escape from the pressures of urban life, it is where city dwellers come to fish, cycle, boat and barbecue. One will find families flying kites and cycling back and forth along the dam, with the water of Plover Cove lapping against one side of the dam and Tolo Harbour on the other.  6. Luen Wo Hui(The mascot in AR filter: Anyone) Luen Wo Hui, built in 1951, is one of the oldest markets in Hong Kong. Adopting an early-modernist design, it is classified as a Grade III historic building. The Fanling Environmental Resource Centre located inside the Luen Wo Hui Government Offices nearby has been open for more than 17 years and provides the public with an easy access to environmental information. There are exhibition zones featuring different themes such as air quality, waste reduction and global environmental issues. It is a good location where parents can bring their children to read books and have fun.  7. Sheung Yue River, Long Valley, Ho Sheung Heung(The mascot in AR filter: Mr. B) Sheung Yue River is a scenic spot, and cycling along the river is really relaxing. Besides large water pipes, which are full of cinematic feelings, visitors may see the wild Chinese silver grass, and enjoy sweet soybean milk and silky tofu pudding in a soy factory nearby. In short, one may have multiple pleasures from various sources, such as vision, taste and photo-shooting, in a single trip.  8. Tsuen Wan Riviera Park Resting Station(The mascot in AR filter: Big Waster)   9. Tsuen Wan Waterfront Cycling Entry / Exit Hub(The mascot in AR filter: Mr. Safegg)   10. Hoi On Road Resting Station(The mascot in AR filter: Lazy Lion)        The 5 “check-in spots” in Phase 2Period: 1 Nov – 17 Dec 2022Area: The full track between Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan; and the Tsuen Wan waterfront section   11. Butterfly Beach(The mascot in AR filter: Keep Clean Ambassador Ah Tak) Butterfly Beach, the second longest beach in Tuen Mun, attracts many beach-goers with its sound facilities. Next to the Beach is a barbecue site which has the largest number of barbecue pits in Hong Kong. It is close to Butterfly Village Market where you can easily buy barbecue supplies. Butterfly Bay in the west is a good place to enjoy the sunset.   12. Tin Hau Bridge(The mascot in AR filter: Big Waster) The Tuen Mun River Footbridge, also known as “Tin Hau Bridge” and about 86 m long, adopts a design of traditional Chinese elements to tie in with the architectural style of the adjacent Tin Hau Temple Plaza. In addition to facilitating the movements of local residents, the Bridge serves as the starting point of the Tuen Mun Heritage Trail, telling the story of Tuen Mun.   13. Tin Shui Wai Cycling Entry / Exit Hub(The mascot in AR filter: Anyone)   14. Yuen Long Castle Peak Road (Tam Mei) Resting Station(The mascot in AR filter: Dr Tin)   15. The Man Tin Cheung Park(The mascot in AR filter: Water Save Dave) Located between the Castle Park Road San Tin Section and the San Tin Highway, Man Tin Cheung Park was established to commemorate Man Tin Cheung, the patriotic general of Southern Song Dynasty. Visitors may learn more about the life of General Man through a visit, while appreciating his loyalty and righteousness - “Everyone must die. Let me but leave a loyal heart shining in the pages of history”.    

CT60+ Cycling Rewards

Over 60 kilometres of the cycle track backbone sections of the “New Territories Cycle Track Network” (NTCTN) are now open for public use. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as well as to promote the opened cycle track sections of the NTCTN, the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is holding the “CT60+ Cycling Rewards” from 17 September to 17 December 2022. Members of the public may participate in this event by cycling along the cycle track sections between Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan and at the Tsuen Wan waterfront of the NTCTN. They can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and cultural attractions while looking for the “check-in spots” along the cycle track sections and collecting “check-in” records. Those who have collected the required number of “check-in” records can redeem souvenirs. The CEDD has also created AR filters featuring mascots from various government departments and advisory body at these “check-in spots”. Members of the public may use their mobile phones to scan the QR codes at the “check-in spots” to take AR photos with the mascots. “Mr. B” , “Drainy”, “Big Waster”, “Anyone”, “Keep Clean Ambassador Ah Tak”, “Lazy Lion”,“ Dr Tin”, “Water Save Dave”, and “Mr. Safegg” are ready at these “check-in spots” to explore the NTCTN with you!

New Territories cycle track network - 20 scenery spots along the way

The Government strives to implement the cycle track network project in the New Territories (NT), with an aim of connecting the scattered cycle tracks in the NT East and West to provide more choices for public enjoyment. The Tuen Mun to Ma On Shan backbone section of the NT Cycle Track Network is fully open in 2020. The 20 scenery spots This 60-kilometre long cycle track section is characterised by distinctive features, with special emphasis on safety and landscaping design, as well as provision of supporting facilities such as cycling entry/exit hubs and resting stations. Now, let’s take a look at which 20 scenery spots makes this cycle track so attractive! For more information, please visit the "NT Cycle Track Network" thematic website.

Pressing ahead with the implementation of the New Territories Cycle Track Network

City dwellers have become more aware of healthy living. Cycling, which integrates exercise and recreation, is most suitable for the whole family to participate in. The Government has been committed to developing a comprehensive cycle track network in the New Territories (NT) to provide a cycle track connecting the east and west of the NT for leisure and recreation purposes in order to improve people’s quality of living. Here the colleagues of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) will introduce this new cycle track with a total length of about 82 kilometres (km) upon completion and share its design concept and characteristics.A cycle track running through the east and west of the NTIn recent years, the Government has been striving to implement the NT Cycle Track Network project, which will link up the individual cycle track sections currently scattered in the NT to provide a continuous east-west cycle track in the NT by improving the existing cycle tracks and constructing new ones. Senior Engineer of the CEDD, Mr CHU Wai-lun, Thomas, says the comprehensive NT Cycle Track Network broadly comprises two backbone sections: the one from Tuen Mun to Ma On Shan is about 60 km long (starting from Tuen Mun in the west and reaching Ma On Shan in the east via Yuen Long, Sheung Shui, Fanling, Tai Po and Sha Tin), and the other from Tsuen Wan to Tuen Mun is about 22 km long (to be built along the seafront between Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun). Yuen Long – Sheung Shui section completedAt present, the sections from Tuen Mun to Yuen Long and from Sheung Shui to Ma On Shan have been completed and are open to the public. Regarding the cycle track section that connects the two sections, i.e. the track section that runs from Yuen Long to Sheung Shui, the part along Yau Pok Road in Yuen Long was opened to the public. The remaining parts have been opened and the entire 60 km-long backbone section between Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan is completed. Based on the cycling speed of the general public, it will take about six hours to complete the entire route. And that will satisfy the leisure needs of the enthusiastic riders.Meanwhile, the CEDD has been taking forward the implementation of the backbone section of the cycle track between Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun. According to Mr Thomas CHU, the section between Tsing Tsuen Bridge and Bayview Garden in Tsuen Wan is expected to be completed and open to the public early next year.Beautiful scenery along the cycle track alignmentEngineer of the CEDD, Mr CHIU Chi-ho, Derek, introduces the characteristics of the newly opened cycle track section running along Yau Pok Road to Pok Wai South Road in Yuen Long. He says that in the selection of the alignment of the route, priority was given to spots with beautiful scenery and cultural elements, such as Kam Tin River in Yuen Long and Tai Fu Tai in San Tin, to enhance the appeal of the track. At the same time, the project team had considered the impacts of the cycle track alignment on the residents, environment and ecology in the vicinity, so as to optimise its design to avoid affecting some conservation areas, bird habitats, etc. Safety and environment beautification taken into design considerationAccording to Mr Derek CHIU, the Government attaches great importance to safe cycling. In the design of the cycle track, the project team has considered its width, gradient and curvature, and provided proper traffic signs, road markings and guard rails at suitable locations to protect the safety of cyclists and other road users. Furthermore, wherever technically feasible, cycle bridges and cycle subways are provided to minimise the need for cyclists to get off their bicycles to cross the roads.It is equally important to beautify the environment. The project team has specifically arranged the planting of flowers that blossom all year round alongside the cycle track. Apart from preserving as far as possible the existing trees next to the cycle track, hundreds of new trees and tens of thousands of shrubs have been planted to create a green environment in the community. The railings along the cycle track have been specially painted with patterns of rolling hills to blend in harmoniously with the natural surroundings.Additional ancillary facilities to provide a comfortable environmentTo create a comfortable cycling environment, Mr Derek CHIU says that the department has also provided ancillary facilities for the cyclists, such as resting stations with bicycle parking spaces to allow cyclists to take a rest or visit nearby attractions before continuing their journey. Cycling entry/exit hubs are also provided in the vicinity of MTR stations such as Sheung Shui Station and University Station for cyclists to gather or disband. The hubs provide facilities such as bicycle rental kiosks, bicycle parking spaces, first aid stations, refreshment kiosks and toilets. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese) (The video is provided by Development Bureau)