CITY2TRAIL: HONG KONG’S 1ST TRAIL DISCOVERY CONTEST

* Crowdsourcing routes connecting city and trail

* Use TrailWatch, GPS route tools, photos with markup to help describe your route to win prizes!

* Email data@transitjam.com by 31 December

Hong Kong has some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, through mountains, valleys and forests, and many are within a striking distance of major public transport nodes

Many Hong Kong trails were created well before automobiles. They can be found on old photographs of our denuded hills when trees were still used for fire wood.

Some trails are now impassable to the average hiker. Others lost their head or tail due to slope works, road widening or reclamation. There are also new routes being forged by adventurous hikers, or simply because they offer short-cuts to new roads or developments, often marked by little strings or ribbons tied to branches.

City2Trail, Hong Kong’s first Trail Discovery Contest, will crowdsource routes connecting urban centres with trails, seeking those long-forgotten or unmarked routes. We hope to create a platform for residents’ visions and forge new routes together.

We will present these routes to relevant government departments and bureaux for investment in wayfinding and any minimal but necessary enhancement works.

Taking part

Email your route connecting the city to our nature. The real prize will be convincing government to recognise and designate your routes as trails to be signposted, protected and reserved when any future work is undertaken. And yes, we will approach sponsors for some cool prizes for route designers too! We already have 100 special T8 socks to give-away and two $1000 vouchers from Gone Running and more coming!

  • The aim is to identify linking routes for hiking, walking and jogging which need care, reinstatement, repairs, enhancement or simply some signage to mark a trail head.
  • Routes should start at an MTR exit, bus stop or other landmark and connect with a well-recognised trail or path (https://www.hiking.gov.hk/trail), or back to the city.

Deadline 31 December 2021

Entry deadline is midnight (HKT) on 31 December 2021. Prizes will be announced in February 2022.

Submission

Sharing your great route is simple! Please email to data@transitjam.com the following:

  1. A map of the route with GPX/GPS track/route data. You can use simple drawing tools, TrailWatch or route-recording apps to record or draw your proposed route.
  2. Give the route a name or clear description.
  3. Do add pictures (especially of the trail heads and transport links).
  4. List any proposed improvements to the trail, linkages or wayfinding you propose.
  5. Make sure to include your name and telephone number.
  6. Put “City2Trail” in the subject of the email.

Email your route, either sketched on a map freehand, or using tools like TrailWatch, or as a Strava or other GPS route – email data@transitjam.com with description and pictures before 31 December 2021.

Contest

You may enter as many times and as many routes as you like.

Judges will look for access, connectivity, feasibility of development, community benefits, originality and communication.

Investment in trail improvements

A report of all proposed routes together with the analyses by the judges will be presented to relevant government departments (Home Affairs, Tourism, Agricultural Fisheries and Conservation, Transport Department and Highways) with recommendations for (sensitive and sensible) enhancement works for their consideration for investment.

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城市–>郊遊徑:全港首個尋找隱世郊遊路線比賽

* 邀請市民分享連接市區和郊遊徑的路線

* 使用TrailWatch、Paint、Strava、照片和/或文字描述路線,贏取豐富獎品!

* 於12月31日前將建議路線電郵至data@transitjam.com

香港擁有不少世界級的絕美郊遊徑,帶領遊人穿越雄山峻嶺和深谷森林,許多更鄰近主要交通樞紐,非常方便

早在人類發明汽車前,香港已有多條郊遊徑。在本地居民仍然以柴生火的年代,拍攝山丘的舊照片中不難發現這些小徑的蹤影。

不過,部分路線如今已無法通行,其他則由於斜坡工程、擴闊道路或城市發展而變得不完整。幸好充滿冒險精神的遠足人士,如今不斷開闢全新的路線作為連接新路或新目的地的捷徑,並往往以繫在樹枝上的繩子或絲帶標示方向。

全港首個尋找隱世郊遊路線比賽「城市郊遊徑」將會為市民提供平台,讓公眾分享以郊遊徑連接市中心的路線,希望這些被遺忘、沒有標示又或全新的路線能成為正式的郊遊徑。

然後,我們會向相關政府部門提交建議路線,爭取資源規劃路線,並進行最基本的必要改善工程。

參加方法

你只需要透過電郵提交連接市區和郊外的路線,便有機會說服政府接納和指明你建議的路線成為正式的郊遊徑,並加上適當的路標,當日後進行任何工程時,亦可得到保護。我們當然亦會邀請贊助商為規劃路線的參加者提供豐富的獎品!至今我們已獲贊助100雙T8運動襪、兩張由喜跑送出的1,000港元禮券和其他精彩獎品。

比賽旨在尋找適合遠足、散步和慢跑的連貫路線,並需要復原、修葺或簡單的路標指示起點。

路線應該以港鐵站出口、巴士站或其他地標為起點,並連接常用的郊遊徑、道路(https://www.hiking.gov.hk/trail)或市區。

截止日期為2021年12月31日

比賽截止日期為2021年12月31日午夜12時(香港時間),得獎名單將於2022年2月公佈。

提交路線

提交特色路線的方法非常簡單!只需將以下資料電郵至data@transitjam.com即可:

  • 附有GPX/GPS軌跡/路線數據的路線地圖。你可以使用簡單的繪畫工具、TrailWatch或路線記錄應用程式記錄或繪畫路線。
  • 為路線命名或提供清晰的描述。
  • 路線的照片(特別是起點和交通連結)。
  • 列出你認為小徑、連接位置或引路標誌需要改善的地方。
  • 記得提供你的姓名和電話號碼。
  • 以「City2Trail/城市郊遊徑」作為電郵標題。

在2021年12月31日前將路線的手繪地圖、以TrailWatch等工具繪畫的地圖,又或以Strava 或其他GPS路線等形式,連同路線描述和照片電郵至data@transitjam.com。

比賽

參加次數和提交的路線數量不設上限。

評判會評估路線的入口、連接方式、發展可行性、對社會的好處、獨特性和表述方式。

投資改善郊遊徑

我們會將所有收到的建議路線連同評判的分析編製成報告,然後提交予相關的政府部門(民政事務總署、香港旅遊發展局、漁農自然護理署、運輸署和路政署),並提出我們建議的改善工程(包括敏感和合理的工程),促請各部門考慮提供資源。

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