08 Jan '12, 9pm

Will pedestrians, cyclists co-exist?: by Sumita Sreedharan SINGAPORE - Some five years after Tampines embarked o...

SINGAPORE - Some five years after Tampines embarked on its mission to become a model cycling town, it appears that it is still a big task for cyclists and pedestrians to co-exist in peace. "Bicycles are still vehicles that can cause accidents and it is inappropriate for them to be on our walkways," said homemaker Mrs Mohideen, 49, who said that she walks under the blocks of flats, which is usually a longer route, just to avoid sharing the pathways. "Sometimes they just move so fast and I do not know if they can stop in time," she shared. Technician and avid cyclist Abdul Mazlan, 24, feels that cyclists are misunderstood. "It is difficult for me as a cyclist to have to keep a slow pace behind a pedestrian who is walking in the bicycle path and I am not being rude when I ring my bell at them to give way but I usually get scolded." Since the constituency embarked on a trial t...

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