Cycling as a mean of transport

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johnny

Post by johnny » Mon, 25 Oct 2004 5:49 am

hodehel wrote:Check this folding bike for Singapore, http://jz88.com
that's great info, thanks hodelhel. I am planning to move to a new place soon.
previously I was limited to look for area within walking distance from the MRT stations. with this folding bike solution, i am open to cheaper and nicer apartments further away from the stations.

Jeffree

No worries can...

Post by Jeffree » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 12:56 pm

It's easy riding a bike here, much better than in California... of course, you can ride the sidewalks, just be aware that Singaporeans don't watch where they are going... at all. I've been stopped at the crosswalk waiting for the light to turn and had them walk into me.
The cops here don't go against bikes at all. Just the other day I was riding in lane two against traffic (past the cabs at Centrepoint), and a cop went by without even looking at me. If you think I'm nuts, I used to be a bike messenger in San Francisco... so i'm qualified (don't you try this).
Bikes are an excellent way to avoid long bus/mrt rides, taxi hassles and traffic jams. It helps if you have a shower at the office if its a long way, but for just getting around... they're great... I even bought a three wheeled trishaw (wagon in the back) so if you see a white guy on Orchard riding a red three wheeler... thats me!
As for leaving your bike parked on Lavendar for two nights... duh! Thats near Little India, the locals there need bikes to use and sell... so if it wasn't just parts getting stripped its the whole bike... the solution (if you must leave out overnight there) is to get an functional but ugly bike... no value, right?
peace out,
jeffree
jeffree@think.cz

guest25

bikes in sg

Post by guest25 » Sun, 13 Feb 2005 1:12 pm

It's not the same here as in euroland of course. There in many places the streets are actually desgned for bikes, so it's convenient and safe. Also, in eur. the people aren't so snobbish and self-conscious, and status oriented as here. In sg there's no prestige to riding a bike, that's something maybe for Inidans guys who deliver papers, etc. It's seen as more low class than even taking a bus. It's also mostly uncomfortable, in case you've noticed the heat, humidity, rain, etc. Biking is only something for the pathways in the parks etc. Apparently it's also the same up in China. Remember some years ago there were hardly any cars, now it's jambed up. Apparently even the communist govn't there saw bike riding as a sign of backwardness and underdevelopment. So anyone who can afford it gets a car. Just like everywhere else in the world.

biknuts

Re: bikes in sg

Post by biknuts » Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:26 am

guest25 wrote:It's not the same here as in euroland of course. There in many places the streets are actually desgned for bikes, so it's convenient and safe. Also, in eur. the people aren't so snobbish and self-conscious, and status oriented as here. In sg there's no prestige to riding a bike, that's something maybe for Inidans guys who deliver papers, etc. It's seen as more low class than even taking a bus. It's also mostly uncomfortable, in case you've noticed the heat, humidity, rain, etc. Biking is only something for the pathways in the parks etc. Apparently it's also the same up in China. Remember some years ago there were hardly any cars, now it's jambed up. Apparently even the communist govn't there saw bike riding as a sign of backwardness and underdevelopment. So anyone who can afford it gets a car. Just like everywhere else in the world.
it's funny that while developing countries trying hard to copy the cars ownership from developed countries, the developed countries are going more for bicycle and other forms of human transport, the world is running out of fashion!

cool2220

Post by cool2220 » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 11:42 pm

hodehel wrote:Check this folding bike for Singapore, http://jz88.com
I saw a guy push something like a trolley or a folded bike into the MRT the other day, with big JZ88 label in front. I think that's the one? It looks quite silly to me though! Nevertheless, it is a novel idea.

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