8/22/2015

More bright and crazy ideas for cyclists

The ST forum pages have received more suggestions on how to regulate cyclists and make cycling more convenient. One suggested licensing all cyclists and making them to sit for safe cycling courses, something like driving licence for cars and highway codes. I am not going to comment on this as it would make me even more stupid to do so.

Another suggestion is to provide conveyor belts so that cyclists can travel on it with their bikes. So convenient. How many conveyor belts will be needed and how much will it cost? How many technicians will be needed to maintain and service these belts? Don’t ask me, ask the one who suggested it.

And SMRT is restricting folding bikes into the trains to off peak hours. A 20 inch folding bike would take up less space than a pram or baby strollers or even a large travelling suitcase. Why is SMRT so kiasu when a folding bike is very necessary and compliments the commuters going to office. The distance to the stations, from home and office, can be quite taxing on the seniors.

Shouldn’t the SMRT also relax a bit on this ruling, to allow folding bikes that are 20 inch or less to be allowed in the trains to promote cycling and taking public transport?


Maybe got to wait for a minister to suggest it before they think it is a good change, a right thing to do. Go green, taking public transport, but no bikes in the trains except off peak hours? Holy shit.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

A 20 inch folding bike would take up less space than a pram or baby strollers or even a large travelling suitcase. Why is SMRT so kiasu when a folding bike is very necessary and compliments the commuters going to office.
RB

Aiyo RB, how often do u see pram, baby strollers or travelling suitcases in trains during peak hours, even though it is allowed?

Whereas if they allow folding bikes in trains during peak hours, wah lau eh, not only squeeze with human beans but also bikes! And folding bikes or old red beans are not "chio" human beans, u know! U like it or not, u tell me first lah!

agongkia said...

Not interested in those idea but I only wish we can ensure all cyclists, local or foreign, to be included in the HOT Act.
Especially those FWs or FTs dashing out from small lane, pedestrians crossing. ....
This is a good opportunity to harvest their spare part as I believe many Sinkies are in need of them urgently.Cornea, kidney.......any part oso can.Let those in need of such spare part have some hopes.
Who cares they attend safety courses or not.


Anonymous said...

SMRT should allow commuters to carry folding bikes into brains.
You know ... just in case the train breakdown.
The commuter can then cycle home by himself.
No need to wait for the non-existent free buses to come.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

Actually, I disagree with redbean.

The community should encourage more "free wheeling" ideas. Don't censor. The market will do the censoring and choosing, and resources will be "automatically" organised to deliver what is required.

We need more crazies. With crazy ideas. Even stuff which might (no doubt) "offend" some people.

As far as cycling goes: the battle of cyclist vs motorists rages in nearly every cuntry in the world.

Human beings are strange organisms---small thing like road space/ parking space/ right of way, they must compete and become hostile about.

Fuck lah, this makes NO SENSE. Uptight motherfuckers, RELAC LAH. What's a matter? Not enough SEX? Not enough sleep? No laughter in your life? Oh, you don't have a life...which means it's pointless being considerate to others.

Which is why is a place like Singapore, the best rule of the road is: MIGHT IS RIGHT! aka "I'm bigger than you. Get out of my way or I will squash you."

Easy. Problem solved. If you ride a bike, you'd better be agile ;-)

Anonymous said...

All my children in the UK go to work on pedal bikes. Motorists are generally kinder to bikers in Europe. In Holland quite a large proportion of workers go to work on pedal bikes. Because Holland is a relatively flat country, cycling is very popular. Even parents take the children to schools on bicycles. However, here in Singapore the bicycles are generally used for recreation and exercise purposes. School children generally do not go to school on bicycles as in many western countries. Here in Singapore motorists are to a large extent very anti-cyclists. Roads are generally narrower here and road space a premium. I have noticed many cyclists to and from work use the footpaths. This is usually safer than the highways.

The Singaporean government could do more for the cyclists by providing bicycle lanes to encourage more bikers to and from work, thus reducing traffic on congested highways. Children should be encourage to cycle more for going to and from schools and also for recreation, instead of tuitions and enrichment classes.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

How to get better facilities for bicyclists:

TRIPLE/ QUADRUPLE THE COE.

Then more people will be buying bikes and less people would now own cars.

Within 10 years: Singapore is the fittest society in the world. Life expectancy 100+ years.

Are you up to the challenge, Singapore?

Anonymous said...

'Fuck lah, this makes NO SENSE. Uptight motherfuckers, RELAC LAH. What's a matter? Not enough SEX? Not enough sleep? No laughter in your life? Oh, you don't have a life...which means it's pointless being considerate to others.'

Talking about yourself again?

Anonymous said...

Cyclists are asking to end their precious lives by cycling in Singapore roads:
1. All lanes are occupied by cars and buses.
2. Taxi drivers under great pressure to drive quickly to cover their costs and make some money.
3. Mother' drivers rushing to send their children to tuition, under exams fever.
4. Father' drivers under great pressure from office bosses, thinking of work while driving.
5. Young men and women drivers playing with handphones while driving.

The only people relax on the roads are Ministers, driven by their chauffeurs, all on Ah Gong citizens expense and guarantee at least a $1mln by end of year regardless of performance.
Cyclists please only cycle after ministers cars for your own safety. The safest is follow the PM.