SINGAPORE: Participants of a focus group discussion on transport have raised concerns about cycling safety on the roads.
In a Facebook posting on Wednesday, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Associate Professor Faishal Ibrahim said participants were worried that errant cycling behaviour can endanger themselves and other road users.
The focus group discussion held on Tuesday and chaired by Associate Professor Faishal was the fifth session held for the review of the Land Transport Master Plan (LTPM).
Participants comprise a mix of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
The issue of cycling safety has generated increasing debate since the death of a cyclist in a road accident last month.
While there were concerns, Associate Professor Faishal was pleased to note participants agree on the importance of being considerate to one another on the roads.
Participants also brought up many ideas and suggestions on other issues.
These include how people can be encouraged to walk to their nearby destinations.
There were also calls on employers to implement flexi—work arrangements or telecommuting to save on travel time.
In addition, public transport commuters want to be better informed of the timings and level of crowd on trains and bus so they can better plan their routes.
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