I have been cycling for almost 20 many years on the park connector community or on the road.
Just lately, I bought a small foldable bike far more appropriate for discovering Singapore’s numerous beautiful parks.
Previous Thursday, I cycled to the wetland in Lorong Halus.
Considering that I was on a tiny bicycle, I did not want to go on the street to keep away from obstructing site visitors. So I cycled alongside the pavements/footpaths beside the roads, and created the pursuing observations.
Initial, all the pavements are rather slim, producing it complicated for pedestrians and cyclists to share them.
2nd, numerous cyclists, even those people on huge bikes, are using the pavements alternatively of the streets as it is safer to do so.
Far more individuals have changed their commuting behavior and taken up biking in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
If the authorities want to inspire men and women to cycle as a substitute of driving, they require to do anything about the slim footpaths.
I counsel that all pavements and footpaths be widened to at minimum 2m.
There is no require to spend a good deal of funds to build particular bicycle lanes on our streets. I experience that simply just widening all the footpaths is very good more than enough, and is safer for cyclists much too.
There are a whole lot of positive aspects for our wellness and setting if folks can move away from driving and as a substitute use bicycles to get to their destinations.
Regrettably, Singapore’s present-day infrastructure is not conducive to that.
Alia Gan PengPeng