A noisy, hard-talking show dedicated to Hong Kong transport in all its wonderful forms, from walkability to water taxis, from broken MTR rails to broken environmental promises, an objective platform holding government and politicians accountable for our local transport.
Produced by Ockenden James Edward
Broadcast Language: English
We're getting out into the great outdoors, visiting the "15 minute community" of Mui Wo and finding out how the government's "facelift" plans for the ferry pier might jeopardise the development of cycling in the district. Host James Ockenden, editor of Transit Jam, meets campaigner Kathyrn Davies, who takes us on a tour of the villages and shows how the growth of cars – illegally driving on closed roads – is threatening their way of life. And we ask Martin Turner, chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, for the highlights of Wham Bam Tram's first season!
Host James Ockenden
Guest: Peter Walker
Today we're off to London, taking to the author of a new book The Miracle Pill. Guardian journalist Peter Walker wrote the book after uncovering some shocking statistics about the dangers of inactivity - he found that 40% of people who cycle to work have a lower chance of dying early than people who don't use active transport. We'll delve into how society has edited out activity from our lives, how to take an office staircase and how to lobby for more active cities. Our host James Ockenden also visits the 16th Hong Kong Ride of Silence, an event to commemorate cyclists who died on the roads in 2020.