Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bicycle friendly infrastructure in Holland

Holland is the safest country for cyclists in the world, How does the Dutch do it?

I think the better question should be: "Why do they do it?"

People's health, safety, environment and none the less, transportation efficiency are all pointing to the same answer- make it easy to ride a bicycle, and all the desirable benefits will come.

The video shows some very interesting, perhaps strange aspect of their effort in bike friendly infrastructure.

How nice if Singapore is like that.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Is it time to build some bicycle lanes?

120 out of the 675 public feedback received by the Sustainable Singapore are related to bicycling.
This is an impressive figure because the invitation for feedback was wide ranged including:
  • The way we work
  • The way we commute and
  • The way we live and play
Out of this 120 feedaback an even more impression 75% suggested we should have bicycle lane to protect the cyclists from motorised transport.
It is very clear that there are many potential cyclists out there, but they are too intimidated by the danger on our roads. Without a safe environment cycling on the smoothly paved Singapore road remain only as a dream for most people.
No one is prepare to risk his life to become more green.

The heated debate over the trial on "Share pavement for pedestrain and cyclist" in Tampines is a clear signal that cyclists need their own space.
There will be less car if we built less road, there will be less people walking if there is no safe pavement. Similary there are not many cyclists because there is hardly any safety facilities cater for this group of road users.
Judging from the public response, now may be the best time ever for the goverment to push for some bicycle lanes in Singapore.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Test post

This is a test post to show the effect of this blog.

This blog is a public contact point for safe cycling and the task force in Singapore.

On the right hand side there is a link to the SCTF forum. Currently it is structured into two parts: 
- Public forum - (we may decide this may not be necessary)
- Member forum (require user id and password to view and post)

test post test post test post,