SINGAPORE: The government will continue its efforts to make the transport system barrier—free for the elderly.
Lifts at six overhead pedestrian bridges will be completed by year’s end and there are plans for 40 more, including bridges near the Boon Lay, Outram Park and Serangoon MRT stations.
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim announced this in Parliament on Wednesday.
Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal added that apart from barrier—free infrastructure, the little things matter too.
He said: "LTA will smoothen out uneven parts of pavements where the elderly may run a risk of tripping. In Marine Parade, LTA has also piloted elderly—friendly bus stop seats with hand grips for the elderly to support themselves when getting up from their seat, as well as bus panels with larger fonts so the elderly can read them easily. These elderly—friendly improvements came about because residents, young and old, had proactively offered suggestions to us based on their daily travel experience."
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