We thank the writers of Forum letters “Enforce biking velocity restrict at Rail Corridor” (June 22), “Greater safety procedures needed for walkers and bikers on park connectors” and “Reserve center lane of park connectors for cyclists” (both equally June 23), and “Park connector route markings have to have to be clearer” (June 25) for their responses and tips.
The Rail Corridor and Park Connector Network are preferred leisure trails and anyone has a function to play in making sure that these trails are employed safely.
The Nationwide Parks Board (NParks) and Land Transport Authority on a regular basis really encourage all people to experience properly by enforcement action and education and learning.
In certain, we will step up engagement and education and learning at the Rail Corridor, by inserting a lot more signals at very hot places and deploying staff to remind cyclists to be gracious to other end users.
Enforcement action will be taken the place vital.
About the weekend, much more than 80 cyclists have been supplied advisories to sluggish down and be thoughtful to other park end users at the Rail Corridor.
NParks is also achieving out to buyers to share correct etiquette on park connectors, and motivate much more gracious behaviour and suitable use of the Park Connector Community.
We will also seek responses on path markings.
Cyclists and private mobility unit (PMD) buyers are reminded to notice lively mobility regulations and rules, like understanding wherever they can journey and the velocity boundaries.
At some spots of the Park Connector Network exactly where the room is broader, paths are segregated for different users.
There are footpaths for pedestrians and cyclists travelling slower than 10kmh, whilst the cycling paths are for a lot quicker-shifting customers, this kind of as cyclists and customers of PMDs and electric power-assisted bicycles, who are travelling at speeds of not far more than 25kmh.
The driving of motorised PMDs and electrical power-assisted bicycles is not allowed on footpaths.
We would also like to remind all readers to adhere to the protection pointers and advisories when making use of the Rail Corridor and the Park Connector Community, and to be gracious to fellow end users.
Cyclists really should journey securely, gradual down and give way to pedestrians particularly in crowded locations, and dismount and thrust their bikes when approaching slender stretches.
Other customers can also play their part by, for example, getting attentive to their environment and providing way to quicker-relocating customers.
The Rail Corridor and Park Connector Community are to be enjoyed as inclusive and secure shared spaces for all.
Team Director, Parks Advancement
Countrywide Parks Board