Police have conducted a two-day “anti-cycling” operation in New Territories North, issuing 187 summonses for cycling offences.
Commuters and leisure riders alike found themselves summonsed to court for offences such as failing to dismount at “cyclists dismount” signs, or for cycling on the footpath or without lights.
After the weekend operation, covering 18-19 June and codenamed Goldensun, police said they “attach great importance to road safety and will continue to take relevant enforcement actions.”
2021 saw a huge spike in cycle prosecutions, with around 19 cyclists ticketed or summonsed per day, up 68% on 2020.
But police anti-cycling actions had been somewhat muted in the first quarter of 2022, with fewer publicised “Goldensun” operations and an average of 10 cyclists ticketed or summonsed per day.