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E-Scooters banned on footpath from 5 Nov 2019

Post by abbby » Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:17 am

Finally, a safer footpath to look forward to... :D
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Re: E-Scooters banned on footpath from 5 Nov 2019

Post by bgd » Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:37 am

Only if it's enforced. Cycles used to be banned as well, but you wouldn't have known it.

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Re: E-Scooters banned on footpath from 5 Nov 2019

Post by abbby » Tue, 05 Nov 2019 3:35 pm

bgd wrote:
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:37 am
Only if it's enforced. Cycles used to be banned as well, but you wouldn't have known it.
That's true...I saw an online vid of a man cycling on the grass patch... :P :P
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Re: E-Scooters banned on footpath from 5 Nov 2019

Post by bgd » Wed, 06 Nov 2019 11:23 am

I had to look this one up.

It's only motorised PMDs, i.e. e-scooters, e-bikes and the like, which are banned. Kick scooters, bicycles and PMAs (mobility scooters) are still allowed on footpaths. Bicycles and e-bikes can obviously use the roads.

Other countries that have enacted similar bans at least allow PMDs on the road. Here the ban will probably kill the market completely.

I guess we will see busier roads and public transport, bargins for used PMDs, fitter Grab delivery peeps (they will have to cycle), less PMD fires and pedestrians will be back to complaining about cyclists.

https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltagov/e ... nduct.html

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Re: E-Scooters banned on footpath from 5 Nov 2019

Post by nextlife01 » Thu, 28 Nov 2019 6:22 pm

It was a "difficult decision" to ban the use of e-scooters from footpaths, said Dr. Lam.
- "But it is a necessary step for pedestrians to feel safe again on public paths, while still allowing e-scooters to grow in tandem with cycling path infrastructure.”

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