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Postby x9200 » Fri, 22 Aug 2014 2:57 pm

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Dert42 wrote:i ring my bell not necessarily to get people to move out of the way, but to warn them i am passing them so they don't jump around or yelp when i go by. i only cycle on the park connector or in the park though.

So in other words they have to modify their behavior because someone who does not suppose to be in this place as opposite to the pedestrians decided to go there. Still pretty arrogant.


He did say park connector which is shared use. Seems perfectly reasonable to let a pedestrian know that a cyclist is approaching.

Oh sorry, I didn't know what is the park connector. My apologies.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 22 Aug 2014 3:01 pm

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zzm9980 wrote:Road riding is do-able if you've done it in any other major non-bike friendly city in the world. While people drive terribly in Singapore, they're also fairly predictable and it's not terribly hard to ride defensively.

The only thing predictable about the drivers here is that they are unpredictable. They will turn left into the driveway you are about to cross and without any hesitation. They will pull out into the intersection you are crossing as if you are not there. Lorry drivers and bus drivers think you should be on the sidewalk, so they won't give you any room as they pass.



You just described predictable things they do (and to be wary of) to make my point :) It's Singapore, not Vietnam or India here. I guess the perspective really matters based on where one grew up and rode previously.


I started this some time ago as this misconception is pretty persistent. Now this thread made me finish it. It is mostly for motorcycles/cars though. Enjoy.
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Postby AnnJolie123 » Sat, 23 Aug 2014 4:27 pm

Thank you all for your responses! Will be bringing them along. It's only £44 shipping per bike and we do cycle a lot here in London which should has its own issues in terms of traffic. Love the idea of using the park connectors for a longer bike ride!!!

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:51 am

AnnJolie123 wrote:Thank you all for your responses! Will be bringing them along. It's only £44 shipping per bike and we do cycle a lot here in London which should has its own issues in terms of traffic. Love the idea of using the park connectors for a longer bike ride!!!


A few of the park connectors are NOT suitable though. For example the one along the Kallang river has overpasses every 1km or so which require you to carry your bike up stairs over the road you're crossing.


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