30 Apr '16, 4am

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SINGAPORE - Volunteers will conduct monthly patrols around Toa Payoh East-Novena, in a bid to make footpaths safer for pedestrians who share the space with cyclists and other users of personal mobility devices. About 16 volunteers will go around the neighbourhood to educate cyclists on responsible and gracious behaviour, as part of a new scheme launched by the constituency's grassroots organisations on Saturday (April 30) morning. The People's Association Community Emergency Response Team volunteers, grassroots volunteers and community partners, will also pound the ground to reach out to users of personal mobility devices, including skateboards, rollerblades and kick scooters. This comes after the government accepted a recommendation from an expert panel looking into active mobility issues to legalise cycling on footpaths. A law allowing bicycles and other mobility devices...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/new-schem...

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