One hundred years ago, 2 out of every 10 people lived in an urban area. By 1990, less than 40% of the global population lived in a city, but as of 2010, more than half of all people live in an urban area. By 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people.

– World Health Organization (WHO)

The quote above is already Hong Kong’s reality and offers world class transportation systems. The subway system here (MTR) is amazing, and the frequency of buses and mini buses are way above the curve. However road side pollution is a huge problem, and private cars have a lot to do with it. It doesn’t seem logical to have large SUVs and sedans around Hong Kong when:

  1. A large majority of Hong Kong people take public transport
  2. Distance between districts in the city isn’t really that far apart

We’ll need more space for people and how they live, not for parked cars. So are there any other choices for the future?

Alternative Smaller Vehicles

Organic Transit is really cool and it’s electric assisted, perfect for manoeuvring the hilly geography of HK.

Organic Transit electrically assisted bicycle

The Me Mover is the birth child of a stairmaster and a bicycle. Looks like a fun way to move around from one place to another.

Me mover scooter

Obviously, the wheel doesn’t have to be re-invented with bicycles. But have you seen this in Japan?

We think these alternatives are perfect for a dense city like Hong Kong. So as more people move into the city and see the benefits of proximity rather than exclusivity, green alternative transportation is not only space saving but a healthier and comfier way to travel.

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*Update June 2018