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Protect Ting Kok Cycle Route(保衛大埔汀角道單車徑.2), Tai Po, New Territories
Hong Kong

About 360 bike enthusiasts from Sha Tin on December 9, 2012, along Tolo Harbour Cycling Track riding towards Tai Po petition. The petitioners worries the local proposal to widen Ting Kok Road to three lanes could mean getting rid of the cycling track and would certainly damage cycling environment.

360名單車迷周日從沙田出發,沿吐露港單車徑騎行往大埔請願,他們擔心大埔區議會計畫把汀角道從二線擴闊為三線,為騰出建築用地而犧牲單車徑,請願者到達大埔寶鄉里政府綜合大樓,向區議會代表遞上請願信後散去。

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