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Cycling as a mean of transport

Post by miso » Thu, 05 Aug 2004 9:12 pm

Hi

could cycling be used as a mean of transport? Or there are just too many cars, high fines :-) and no cycling roads?
BTW what about road cycling (not mountain cycling) - I expect there's not possibility to make too long trips if any.

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Post by Linus » Thu, 05 Aug 2004 9:24 pm

I looked forward to using my mountain bike that I bought in Malaysia and brought here on bus but unfortunately it was stolen outside Lavender street where I parked it and locked it for two nights :cry:

I didn't think those things happened here :shock:
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Post by miso » Mon, 09 Aug 2004 9:49 pm

That's bad... So that was about the low criminality :-)
I saw somewhere post about mounain bikes but what about the situation on the road? Too high traffic?

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Post by Linus » Tue, 10 Aug 2004 1:01 am

The roads aren't really made for bicycles and I would think you are better off cycling on the sidewalks (if it's allowed). You see some bicycles here but not many.
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Post by PhantomX » Tue, 10 Aug 2004 1:02 am

miso wrote:That's bad... So that was about the low criminality :-)
I saw somewhere post about mounain bikes but what about the situation on the road? Too high traffic?
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Post by miso » Tue, 10 Aug 2004 3:02 pm

I know. Really I appreciate this, as sometimes you get stolen bike in just few minutes in the other countries... But I am off topic.

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Post by starfantasy84 » Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:44 am

If you tried to cycle on the sideway, you would find that you might have to stop often depending on the amount of people using the sideway. General unless you are using it for exercise at the parks, it's kinda inconvenient to cycle in singapore. Well, about the stolen bike issue. there's always an advice, never park or put anything expansive out in the public. Althought there is not manay serious crimes in singapore, stealing new branded things is still quite common to what i see. Believe me that nike sports shoes can be stolen outside your house. :D If you have an expansive bike, try to put it indoors if can, or else try to make it look old and unattractive. :P

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Post by Bubbles » Tue, 24 Aug 2004 2:01 pm

If you mean you intend to use your bike for work, and you work in the city, I'd say, forget it. The roads are madness, so full and busy and I have to be honest here and say that Singapore, like all other cities, doesn't seem to like cyclists much, and you have to have nerves of steel to go out there and mix it with them.

However, I used my bike as sport for years and years there, and yes, if you've not got to get to work, then it's good fun. Macritchie Reservoir is a good place, cycle path also at back of river along Holland, goes for miles. Up to Adam Park, along East Coast. There are plenty of good cycle rides. Also out to Sentosa, especially now it's got the roads up and running. In fact, you can go anywhere really, just be careful, and don't go in the rush hours, unless you want to rename them the slow hours. Lots of cycling clubs etc too in Singapore and Triathlon teams who also have cycling divisions.

OK, ok, so I love cycling...........but you get my drift? lol.

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Post by yoongf » Tue, 24 Aug 2004 2:39 pm

BTW, it's against the law to cycle on sidewalks, though this is rarely enforced.

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Post by pat » Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:36 am

It is not exactly wise to cycle on the roads here. Traffic is rather busy and drivers don't care. Unless of course you have cycled in Bangkok or Jakarta before then I suppose Singapore is a piece of cake.

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Post by mohan2 » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 6:35 pm

I have a friend he use a folding bike to combine his commuting with MRT. He rides from home to MRT, fold his bike and bring it with him in the MRT. Then he rides to work from the other MRT station. It seems this is working quite well for him since he has been doing this for more then a few months. I guess it is easier to ride to MRT compare to finding a safe route all the way from home to work, if you are not living very close to your office.

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Post by Eric from the Netherlands » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 7:09 pm

Hi there,

A friend of mine also used to take his streetbike (normal bike from Holland) and cycle from home towards work and vise versa, just like he did back in Holland. I laughed at him, saying he's crazy here, but he was serious about it: no problem.

Just be careful, people here are not used to it and don't act like you have the right of way, cause the cardrivers won't give you the right of way, never ever!

And for mountain biking and / or roadcycling as a pastime: It's great here, try Bukit Timah track, Pulau ubin, Batam, East Coast etc. Love going out with the mtb here, great fun.

groetjes,

Eric

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Post by johnny » Tue, 19 Oct 2004 8:32 pm

mohan2 wrote:I have a friend he use a folding bike to combine his commuting with MRT. He rides from home to MRT, fold his bike and bring it with him in the MRT. Then he rides to work from the other MRT station. It seems this is working quite well for him since he has been doing this for more then a few months. I guess it is easier to ride to MRT compare to finding a safe route all the way from home to work, if you are not living very close to your office.
Hi Mohan2,

I am very interested, I heard it's quite common in Europe(?) but never heard it can be done in Singapore. Can you tell more about how your friend bring his folding bike into MRT, is it officially allowed? Does he need to put it into a bag to hide it? I live in the East, I take taxi everyday, thinking of cycling, but i am worry the bike get stolen from the station. a folding bike would be a great solution since i would be able to ride it at both end of MRT trip and never need to leave it at the station.

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Post by Guest » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:16 am

johnny wrote:
Hi Mohan2,

I am very interested, I heard it's quite common in Europe(?) but never heard it can be done in Singapore. Can you tell more about how your friend bring his folding bike into MRT, is it officially allowed? Does he need to put it into a bag to hide it? I live in the East, I take taxi everyday, thinking of cycling, but i am worry the bike get stolen from the station. a folding bike would be a great solution since i would be able to ride it at both end of MRT trip and never need to leave it at the station.
Hi Johnny, he is on trip right now but I remember he did mention that folding bike is allowed in MRT-as long as it is folded. I would suggest you do a search e.g. Yahoo or Google: folding bike MRT, it should generate something interesting?

hodehel

Post by hodehel » Sat, 23 Oct 2004 1:40 pm

Check this folding bike for Singapore, http://jz88.com

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