Cyclists should use their common sense and stick to cycling tracks
Posted by temasektimes on August 25, 2012
A cyclist’s lane is not practical in Singapore. Our roads are already so congested throughout the day, designating a lane just for cyclist is simply not practical. In addition, cyclists also generally form a small minority of road users, thus not allowing productive use of such lanes, if designated.
In addition, unless necessary, cyclists should never cycle on the road at all times. Singapore is well connected by public transport, and therefore cyclists should try to use such modes of transport than cycle. In addition, it would not be fair to simply penalise the motorist, but not regulate the behaviour of the cyclist. As cyclists have also flouted many common offences, such as cycling across pedestrian crossing, instead of getting down from the bike, and walk across.
To sum it up, actually cycling enthusiasts should sometimes use your common sense when deciding to cycle on Singapore roads. Obviously, with such congested roads, and lorries sharing the left lanes, it’s very risky to cycle for an extended stretch of our roads. Hence, go to a cycling track. Use some common sense.
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times