21 Mar '11, 1pm

Letters: Cyclists should have to get licensed too

I refer to the article about bicycle theft being prevalent in Tampines (March 21). The menace of bicycles everywhere and the scourge of illegally parked bicycles causing obstruction to pedestrians are not new. The authorities should consider mandating all bicycles to have registration plates and ID tags. All bicycles should be registered with the Land Transport Authority. Cyclists need not pay road tax but they should be subjected to a toll if they wish to use the bus lanes. Some errant cyclists ride and chat in the middle of the bus lanes, obstructing buses. While the LTA takes enforcement action against motorists caught abusing bus lanes, there isn't anyway to track offending cyclists. Therefore, registration plates for bicycles are useful. With bicycle numbers on the raise, we have seen more cyclists riding illegally on the pavements. The Traffic Police and Town Council...

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