31 May '11, 3am

Our reader urges the govt to consider using waterways as mode of transport. Will you take a boat to work/school?

IN LAND-SCARCE Singapore, parking spaces for vehicles should be considered first before any idea - including a satellite Electronic Road Pricing system - to manage road congestion is contemplated. As it is, more and more living spaces are making way for parking spaces. The roads in HDB estates can be as congested and noisy as those in the city during the morning and evening peak hours. Too much focus on meeting people's aspiration to own cars, without due consideration for living spaces, air quality and efficient movement of goods and people, could have irreversible consequences. Singapore, being surrounded by the sea, should also explore the viability of using its waterways as another mode of moving goods and people. For example, people could be ferried to the Central Business District from boarding terminals at the eastern and western coastal areas, where there are many ...

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