The a short while ago revamped segment of the Rail Corridor in Bukit Timah has attracted a good deal of site visitors, including cyclists (Part of Rail Corridor reopens with new functions, entry points, March 23).
On most times, targeted traffic on the path is significant and on weekends, it can be jam-packed, especially at the Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge and Bukit Timah Truss Bridge.
As anyone who routinely walks on this trail, I have discovered that numerous cyclists, in particular all those on racing bikes and mountain bikes, deal with the trail like a race circuit or mountain bicycle trail.
Even with indicators asking cyclists to dismount and walk throughout the narrow bridge, most do not notice this rule.
They race across the bridges, exactly where significant quantities of folks congregate to choose photographs, from time to time shifting so silently from behind that another person could effortlessly be caught unawares.
Numerous of these racing bikes do not have bells to warn people in entrance of them. The cyclists also overlook the speed limit.
I have prepared to the Nationwide Parks Board through the OneService application about this unsafe circumstance.
So far, I have not seen any advancement in the behaviour of the cyclists. Some have challenged me with regards to the guidelines when I tried using to increase the challenge with them.
With the Authorities encouraging extra to consider up biking, there is a require for cyclists to know the rules.
I propose that all bicycle shops spotlight the pace limit on paths shared with pedestrians to prospects acquiring bikes.
The authorities must implement pace limitations, most likely by sending officers to the Rail Corridor at random timings to make sure cyclists heed the principles, and find a option to this difficulty.
Ng Suan Eng