18 Dec '11, 11pm

Time to change negative attitude towards cycling

Given the recent problems with Singapore's public transport, I would like to draw attention to the negative attitude here towards cycling. For such a developed and green-friendly place, there are practically no safe bicycle parking areas, besides a few parks and Mass Rapid Transit stations. If, for instance, I want to commute by bicycle to the shops or to work, there is nowhere to safely lock my bike. This includes any form of bike racks. And for a place with little crime, there seems to be a disproportionate level of bike theft. Obviously, there is a crime racket stealing bicycles, even ones with expensive locks. While sticker IDs are now available, what is to stop a thief from removing it? How would the police track the stolen bike? Singaporeans are constantly complaining about crowding on public transport and the peak-hour traffic jams. I am surprised then that encourag...

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