20th May 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Transport Department (TD) today said that the department and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation will jointly hold a six-month pilot trial on the use of electric mobility devices on an approximately 3-kilometre-long cycle track section at Pak Shek Kok between University Station and the Science Park from 23rd May to 22nd November. Two main types of electric mobility devices, namely motorised personal mobility devices (mPMDs) and power assisted pedal cycles (PAPCs), will be covered in the pilot trial.
The pilot trial aims to gather more operating experience on the use of mPMDs and PAPCs for short-distance commuting on a cycle track between a workplace and a transport hub.
Registered trial participants with a permit issued by the TD will join the pilot trial under a one-off arrangement specifically for the pilot trial. Users of mPMDs/PAPCs without pre-registration are not allowed to join the pilot trial. Those who use mPMDs/PAPCs without a permit or use mPMDs/PAPCs outside the designated location and time period specified in the permit may commit an offence under the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap 374), its subsidiary legislation and other relevant legislation.
Members of the public are advised to be alert to the arrangement of the pilot trial and be cautious when cycling in the designated cycle track section or crossing the cycle track. Ambassadors will be on-site at times to provide guidance and necessary assistance.