The Creative Smart Parking - Cycle Parking Rack Design Competition organised by the Civil Engineering and Development Department concluded successfully with the prize presentation ceremony held today (June 20). The competition was well received with more than 100 entries.
Officiating at the ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Wai Chi-sing, said that the Government is developing the cycle track network in the New Territories, including the sections from Tsuen Wan to Tuen Mun and Tuen Mun to Sheung Shui. He said that cycle parking racks as major supporting facilities should adopt innovative and advanced designs. The competition aimed to inspire creativity and solicit innovative ideas from the public that can serve the community.
The competition invited innovative designs last December to provide attractive and user-friendly cycle parking racks for the public. The winning designs will be incorporated into the design of the cycle track network in the New Territories.
Mr Wai praised the creativity of the entries for being both functional and aesthetically pleasing. He was also impressed by the environmentally friendly features of some of the designs. He said he hopes that members of the public would continue to make the best use of their creativity.
Other officiating guests at the ceremony today included the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Hon Chi-keung; the Chairman of the Tuen Mun District Council, Dr Lau Wong-fat; the Chairman of the Tsuen Wan District Council, Mr Chan Iu-seng; the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Ms Ada Fung; and a former representative of the Hong Kong Cycling Team, Mr Hung Chung-yam.
A roving exhibition of the winning entries will be held from June 22 to July 31. For the list of winners and details of the exhibition, please visit the competition's website (www.creativesmartparking.com.hk).
Ends/Thursday, June 20, 2013
Issued at HKT 18:36