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Updated: 03/08/2014 23:51 | By Channel NewsAsia

1,000 people take part in night cycling safety initiative

1,000 people take part in night cycling safety initiative


1,000 people take part in night cycling safety initiative

SINGAPORE: Some 1,000 cyclists took part in a night cycling safety initiative on Saturday evening - aimed at promoting tolerance and respect among road users.

Participants pedalled along Singapore's eastern and northern park connectors.

The theme of the night was “Be Bright, Be Safe”.

The event is jointly organised by See and Be Seen, the Singapore Motor Sports Association and Federation Internationale de l'Automobile's Road Safety Grant Programme.

Main organiser - See and Be Seen - also gave out some 1,000 bike lights and reflective stickers to cyclists, as well as foreign workers, at their dormitories.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan also cycled some 42 kilometres with the participants.

Dr Balakrishnan said: "Cycling is a wonderful sport. And one which we really need to promote in Singapore, but to be honest with you, we have problems. We have to negotiate with both motorists and pedestrians and we have to create a safe niche for cyclists. So this event (of) promoting safe cycling, especially one at night, is very apt, and I'm here to support the cause."  - CNA/xq

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