Thursday, January 27, 2005

Thoughts on cycling in Singapore

Relevant posts from my personal blog

15 Sep 2003 - NTU undergrad cyclist (Alvin Ho aka Kroxy) killed by suspected drunk driver

15 Sep 2003 - Safe Riding and Park Connectors

16 Sep 2003 - Thoughts on cycling in Singapore.

21 Sep 2003 - Cycling skills webpage

02 Oct 2003 - Who gets killed on the road?

14 Sep 2004 - Cycling FAQs slowly take shape

05 Mar 2004 - Drunk driver gets away with murder?

16 Jun 2004 - About concussions and memory loss

07 Aug 2004 - Toronto reports - sidewalk (pavement) cycling more collisions, less severe

14 Sep 2004 - A city route for cyclists in the making

22 Dec 2004 - Killing cyclists and cycling in Singapore

Monday, January 17, 2005

"Vote for Pedal Power"

"Clearly, cycling's numerous benefits – social, health, environmental and economic – make it an important form of transport that planners and policy-makers sideline at their peril.

European cities are world leaders when it comes to accommodating bicycles on the road. Cities in Australia, Canada and the United States too, have been embracing bicycling. It would not be merely a coincidence that most of these cities rank consistently at the top of the Economist survey of the world's most "liveable" cities.

For Singapore to succeed in becoming a Renaissance City, we need to take a leaf from the books of these bicycle-friendly cities and reclaim our roads and public places from the malaise of motorised traffic."

Chin Yih Ling writes in Today, 17th January 2005 to "Vote for Pedal Power" [pdf].