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Postby Barnsley » Sat, 23 Aug 2014 1:05 pm

Cyclists getting fined for riding where they are not supposed to .....

Bedok Today ... Hopefully Pasir Ris tomorrow.....


http://www.tnp.sg/news/11-people-fined- ... ling-bedok

A bigger write up on ST website but I cant link to that one for sure.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Aug 2014 5:11 pm

^^ This! :cool:

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Postby Semar » Sun, 24 Aug 2014 7:54 pm

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I hate being "dinged" at when I walk on the sidewalk with my son.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Aug 2014 7:59 pm

Semar wrote:\0/
I hate being "dinged" at when I walk on the sidewalk with my son.


^+1, as I've been suggesting repeatedly these past few weeks. It's probably my current, but long-standing, #1 pet-peeve.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 9:53 am

Such lives are of cyclists'. They ride on roads and they either become roadkill or the motorists curse their guts. They ride off roads and they either become villain or the pedestrians curse their guts.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 9:53 am

There is a great video on the Love Cycling SG♥ facebook page.
Go watch a taxi uncle cut off a cyclist without indicating and you get a better sense of why cyclists try and avoid roads...

That is not to condone cyclists mowing down pedestrians either, seems like every party could do with being more courteous.

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Postby Barnsley » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:09 am

curiousgeorge wrote:There is a great video on the Love Cycling SG♥ facebook page.
Go watch a taxi uncle cut off a cyclist without indicating and you get a better sense of why cyclists try and avoid roads...

That is not to condone cyclists mowing down pedestrians either, seems like every party could do with being more courteous.


There are plenty of cycle paths in Pasir Ris , the "cyclists" just dont stick to them.

I am not on about the lycra clad heroes, they tend to stcok to the roads or cycle paths near me. The "regular folks" who cycle on the footpaths show absolutely no respect for the pedestrian. Its an absolute joke, and its now getting worse with the electric bikes which mean the lazy f***ers dont even need to work hard to get up to kill speed!!!
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:27 am

the lynx wrote:Such lives are of cyclists'. They ride on roads and they either become roadkill or the motorists curse their guts. They ride off roads and they either become villain or the pedestrians curse their guts.

That does not entitle cyclists to make their problem mine :mad:




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http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2008/07/mrbrowns-quick.html
mrbrown's Quick Guide to Bicycle Commuting in Singapore
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7. THE DANGERS
Pavements and Sidewalks
Contrary to popular belief, it is actually more dangerous to ride on the pavement than the roads. There are way too many things that can happen on pavements that can trip up a cyclist, like overhanging branches, tree roots, and pedestrians. Also, cars do not expect fast moving objects like a bicycle to shoot out from pavements at side roads.
I am not totally anti-pavement though. There are times you really need to get on the pavement for safety reasons. I get on the pavement, then get back to road as soon as I can. Just like cars should give way to bikes on roads, bikes should give way to pedestrians on sidewalks. Practise Zero Impact pavement riding, meaning you ride with minimal disruption to the pedestrians walking there. By the way, pavement riding is illegal in Singapore[my bold], but it is not enforced strictly.

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'Fined $20 For Cycling On Pavement
Reminiscing a father and son moment where you were learning how to cycle for the first time under your void deck or pavements?
Well, not anymore for the future generations. IT IS NOW ILLEGAL TO CYCLE ON THE PAVEMENTS!'

http://www.sammyboy.com/showthread.php? ... n-pavement
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You can also google for the .pdf on 'Singapore laws on cycling' yourself, it's a .pdf

Riding a bicycle on the pavement in Singapore is illegal. Full stop.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:39 am

Actually you are right. The laws say so that cycling in pavements are illegal. But why are the motorist being a-holes and not sharing the road with cyclists?

(I'm actually considering to pick up cycling but the behaviour of the motorists scare me)

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Postby Addadude » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:37 am

Crazy cyclists on pavements are why God gave us long umbrellas with metal tips.
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Postby aster » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:51 am

I fully understand why cyclists steer clear of roads so I don't mind sharing the pavement with them, especially if I can see that it's a family thing with kids, etc.

Self-preservation is only natural. :)

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:05 pm

aster wrote:I fully understand why cyclists steer clear of roads so I don't mind sharing the pavement with them, especially if I can see that it's a family thing with kids, etc.

Self-preservation is only natural. :)


Crazy cyclists who mow down pedestrians, when they drive cars, are crazy drivers who mow down cyclists.

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Postby bgd » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:08 pm

Given the cycling abilities on display and the propensity of local pedestrians to wander aimlessly with no awareness of anything other than their phone you almost have the perfect storm. :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:14 pm

JR8 wrote:
Semar wrote:\0/
I hate being "dinged" at when I walk on the sidewalk with my son.


^+1, as I've been suggesting repeatedly these past few weeks. It's probably my current, but long-standing, #1 pet-peeve.


To play devil's advocate, you'd probably ding some of the pedestrians in Singapore too even if you're just walking given some of their walking habits. #stophoggingthewidthofthewalkwaywalkers

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:23 pm

^^This! :x


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