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More "sensible" urban planning

Postby bgd » Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:06 am

I see stupidity here quite a lot and usually let it slide. This morning I have to comment.

At Changi Business Park pedestrian crossings are few so most people are forced to negotiate the traffic. My particular route takes me across 2 lanes to an island and then another 2 lanes.

This morning I find that some intellectual giant has planted a hedge forcing pedestrians to negotiate 4 lanes of traffic. :???:

Maybe there’s a long term plan, but it’s just plain dangerous now. No doubt the efforts of an urban designer whose only pedestrian experience is walking from car park to office, condo or mall.

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Re: More "sensible" urban planning

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:35 am

There was a time when I worked in CBP in the signature building. I used to live in Tampines and then take the train to tanah merah and then wait for 10 mins there and then another train to expo and then walk another 10 mins. It used to take 45 mins in all.

Things have improved a lot since then after that No. 20 bus service and the DTL. Sadly these things came only after I move out of the east.

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Re: More "sensible" urban planning

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:37 am

It's craxy here. LTA must have a 1920's mentality - they never place the safety or convenience of pedestrians above that of a car driver anyways.
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Re: More "sensible" urban planning

Postby DrScrumMaster » Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:18 pm

What else shall we add?
Narrow pavements?
Cycling (now) allowed (but previously tolerated) on already narrow pavements?
Inadequate motorcycle parking?
Pavement shelters that occupy part of the pavement?

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Re: More "sensible" urban planning

Postby The Ref » Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:26 am

Dont complain too much, CBP is much better than it was a few years ago, and there are now some decent places to eat and drink.

Look at the hedges and roped off areas by the signature to realise that the people putting those up have no clue

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Re: More "sensible" urban planning

Postby Wd40 » Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:37 am

The Ref wrote:Dont complain too much, CBP is much better than it was a few years ago, and there are now some decent places to eat and drink.

Look at the hedges and roped off areas by the signature to realise that the people putting those up have no clue
Eggjactly!

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Re: More "sensible" urban planning

Postby bgd » Thu, 29 Mar 2018 2:04 pm

The Ref wrote:Dont complain too much, CBP is much better than it was a few years ago, and there are now some decent places to eat and drink.


CBP is fine now. I do remember the desert that it once was.

The Ref wrote:Look at the hedges and roped off areas by the signature to realise that the people putting those up have no clue


That's exactly what I'm complaining about. The stupidity of it.


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