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17 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Why so few summonses issued for cycling offences?

I was shocked that only 1,555 summonses were issued by the police for cycling offences last year (Fewer cyclists hurt in accidents but more caught breaking rules, May 13). This works out to an average of about four summonses issued a day. Daily, in the 20 minutes that I take my dog for a walk, I have observed thatonly one in 10 cyclists had their front lights switched on and only one in 20 had both front and rear lights switched on.br ......



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17 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Don't let actions of few mar image of riders

There will always be irresponsible people, whether they are motorists, cyclists, e-scooter riders or even pedestrians. While stern action should be taken against offenders, we should not let the actions of this group affect other responsible riders (Ban e-scooters until infrastructure is in place, by Mr Remesh Panicker, May 11; and Little need for PMDs in S'pore, by Dr Yik Keng Yeong, May 14). As a freelancer who shuttles between meetin......



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15 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Call to register PMD

Just yesterday evening, I was nearly hit by a speeding Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) on a pedestrian walkway along River Valley Road. The arguments put forth by PAP ministers are idiotic. One, PMDs complement our larger efforts towards a ‘car-lite’ society. Two, it bridges the first and last mile gap of some public transport such as the MRT. Those are clever and seductive rhetoric but they cannot stand up to deeper scrutiny. Le......



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14 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Little need for PMDs in S'pore

Our efforts to become a car-lite society resulted in a solution to the first-and last-mile connectivity conundrum in the form of personal mobility devices (PMDs). This has, however, created a problem of shared spaces between the incompatible modes of transportation of PMDs and walking (Ban e-scooters until infrastructure is in place, by Mr Remesh Panicker, May 11). Given that an MRT station will eventually be within 10 minutes' walk of ......



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14 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Pressing questions on PMDs need to be answered

Several MPs have raised pertinent and valid questions and comments about personal mobility devices (PMDs) (Town councils can ban PMD use at void decks: Lam Pin Min, May 8). However, the replies to these questions seem to show a lack of insight and a confused regulatory system of law enforcement on the use of PMDs as a means of transport. Whether town councils are given the flexibility to enforce their own rules on PMDs is not a major co......



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11 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Why no protection at void decks?

I was alarmed to learn that the Active Mobility Act governing the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs) and bicycles does not include lift lobbies and void decks because they are "not critical for connectivity" (Town councils can ban PMD use at void decks: Lam Pin Min, May 8). Pedestrians have......



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10 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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One-dimensional approach used to select street lights

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that "light-emitting diode (LED) street lights used in Singapore provide top-down directional lighting" which minimises light scattering into unintended areas as a positive feature in reducing light infiltration to nearby residences. (Street lighting factors in safety of all, May 9). This is true. It is also true that the unidirectional beam of LED lights creates the effect of a spotlight, and hen......



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10 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 57
Using milestones to identify location on a road

When Singapore was under the British administration, the long roads were marked with milestones. For example, Serangoon Road and Bukit Timah Road were identified with 3 milestone, 4 milestone, 5 milestone etc.  This is a practical and convenient way to identify the various spots on the road. For example, if you need to turn to a side road, the first instruction is to pass a certain milestone and then to make a turn. In modern ......



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08 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Gardens on top of buses

When I read this article about plants on top of buses, my immediate reaction was - what a bad idea. It will never work. It will take too much maintenence. My common sense tells me that a better idea is to put solar panel on top of the buses. To keep the bus cool, it should be possible to have a cushion of air belo......



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03 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 11
Reverse-flow scheme worth extending to other roads

I firmly believe that traffic conditions in Singapore can be improved through better traffic management (Study on feasibility of reverse flow on PIE, KJE, April 20). While it is true that traffic jams occur at peak hours, the same cannot be said of off-peak hours, and school holidays. Roads are clear and smooth during these periods. I commute to work daily via Clementi Road, which was recently widened. In the mornings, th......



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30 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Stop motorists turning right when pedestrians cross

I read with sadness that yet another death occurred at a pedestrian crossing when the lights were green for both the pedestrian and the motorist making a right turn (Man charged with causing police officer's death by negligent driving, April 26). The driver who knocked down the policewoman was charged with causing her death by driving in a negligent manner. He was said to have been making a right turn into Shenton Way when his car hit h......



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25 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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LED lights can make it harder to see pavements

Having driven through some roads and expressways that are lit by the new light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, it is clear that these new lights are brighter and, arguably, more aesthetically pleasing (City streets to look brighter with 25,000 LED lamps, April 21). However, I am concerned that this new lighting has not met its goal - to illuminate the streets and the surroundings such that it is easier for people to spot danger and react. D......



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25 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Time to tackle light, noise pollution

While major cities like Beijing, Bangkok and New Delhi battle air pollution, Singapore faces a different challenge. In 2016, Singapore was named the country with the worst level of light pollution in the world - with a pollution level of 100 per cent - in a Science Advances study. The study, The New World Atlas Of Artificial Night Sky Brightness, said that Singapore's use of artificial light exceeds the level of light pollution tolerabl......



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24 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Food delivery firms need to keep tight rein on deliverymen

I read about the recent incidents where a food deliveryman on an e-scooter reportedly hit a three-year-old child while zooming along Orchard Road, and another knocked into a 65-year-old woman at the void deck of a block in Bukit Batok (Food deliveryman on e-scooter arrested after knocking down woman, 65, at Bukit Batok void deck, April 13). This is not acceptable. There are currently three major companies in the food delivery business, ......



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19 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Quick fix to gap between platform and train

When riding on the MRT trains, we are all reminded to "mind the gap". However, from time to time, someone could be careless or be pushed from behind and may end up in the gap between the train and the platform. That short incident could led to a lifetime of pain and possible disfigurement. I suggest that the platforms be fit......



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18 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Aren't bollards built to withstand vehicle crashes?

It was alarming that a metal bollard apparently failed to stop a car from crashing into pedestrians at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (4 injured in car crash at Marina Bay Financial Centre, driver arrested, April 16). This makes me wonder if the bollards that have been erected in many places in Singapore, like at bus stops, would stop any vehicle from crashing into pedestrians. I am sure there are many nagging questions in the minds of......



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18 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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PMD users continue to be reckless

Two days ago, I was nearly hit by a speeding e-scooter as I stepped out of the bus service 317 along Yio Chu Kang Link, opposite the stadium. Had I alighted a fraction of a second earlier, the young person on the e-scooter would have collided into me. I have no doubts that I would have been seriously injured and would have landed in hospital as I am a frail, 73-year-old man. I just do not understand why these personal mob......



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16 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Having more e-scooters dangerous

I disagree with Mr Phillip Tan Fong Lip's comments on encouraging more e-scooters and making Singapore the e-scooter capital (Make S'pore e-scooter capital, April 13). Ever since e-scooters were introduced in Singapore, there have been numerous accidents where some victims were seriously injured. Sad to say many of our e-scooter riders lack consideration for pedestrians, and ride fast and recklessly, posing a danger to pedestrians.br /......



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13 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Why hasn't work started on covered linkway?

Most of the work as part of the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme in Teck Whye, which started in the first quarter of 2017 and was supposed to end by the fourth quarter of last year, seems to have been completed. However, to date, there is still no sign of any work being done on the covered linkway from the Teck Whye Avenue bus stop to Chua Chu Kang Community Club. This particular linkway was one of the preliminary design plans unveiled i......



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13 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 4
Make ERP payment system more efficient with grace period

I fully support Mr Pavithran Vidyadharan's suggestion to give motorists a grace period to settle Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry violations (Give 48-hour grace period to settle ERP violations, April 11). There are many reasons why a motorist would pass an ERP gantry with insufficient value - and often these reasons are unintentional. Last week, I drove past an ERP gantry while entering PIE in Jalan Toa Payoh at 7pm, with a value of......



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11 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Give 48-hour grace period to settle ERP violations

When a motorist passes through an Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry without paying the charge, the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) current practice is to send a notice within a few days of the violation to the motorist, informing him that he must pay the ERP charge and an administrative fee of $10 by a certain date. The LTA should be cognisant that not all motorists deliberately avoid paying the ERP charge, since it just means eventually having to......



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10 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Fine pedestrians who use phones while crossing roads

It is time to outlaw using mobile phones while crossing roads (Woman crossing road while on phone hit by taxi, April 8). In February, it was announced that fines for pedestrian and cyclist offences will be raised. For example, the fine for jaywalking was increased to $50 from $20. However, there was no mention of the penalties for pedestrians using their mobile phones while crossing the road. One wonders why there is such......



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09 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Pedestrians-only paths needed

I applaud Straits Times artist Lee Chee Chew for his comic strip on pedestrians' reactions to more cycling paths being built in Singapore. It clearly encapsulates seniors' thinking on this matter. I have encountered situations with cyclists that could have ended disastrously for me or the cyclist. In one instance, I was walking on a park connector. When I changed direction slightly to look at my grandson, the cyclist comi......



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05 Apr 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Poor access for wheelchair-users at Raffles Place

Last week, I had to get from the platform level of Raffles Place MRT station to the street level in a wheelchair. After taking a lift from the platform level, I was almost stuck at the massive Basement 1 level. Almost every exit ended at a staircase or escalator. When I tried asking shop staff for directions, most of them said there was no lift available. Finally, one kind woman told me to use the Republic Plaza exit, whi......



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28 Mar 2019
Land Transport Authority
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No compelling reason to reserve lower floors for season parking

With environmental protection gaining traction, I hope the authorities will seriously consider Mr Ho Yew Kee's suggestion to reserve higher floors in multi-storey carparks in public housing estates for season parking (Reserve higher floors in multi-storey carpark for season parking, March 26). span st......



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26 Mar 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Reserve higher floors in multi-storey carpark for season parking

Singapore has been making an effort to educate the population about the importance of sustainability, going green and being environmentally friendly. With this in mind, we should take a second look at entrenched practices which may be harming the environment. Take, for example, the practice of reserving the lower floors of multi-storey carparks in public housing estates for season parking, with hourly parking only on......



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23 Mar 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Adopt value-based pricing for Singapore roads

The opening of new roads and underpasses will no doubt expand road capacity and ease traffic congestion in Singapore (New lane added to PIE ahead of Changi Jewel's opening, March 19; and Rest of Lornie Highway to......



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21 Mar 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Make PMD riders undergo mandatory safety course

The current rules and regulations that govern personal mobility devices (PMDs) do not deter errant riders from committing serious offences (Rider hurt in collision of PMDs, March 19). The authorities still lack the final piece in the puzzle in the fight against errant PMD riders. Education plays a big role. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Traffic Police should make it mandatory for all PMD riders to undergo a s......



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20 Mar 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Fine motorcyclists who park indiscriminately

Mr Ho San Cheow's observation of the invasion by personal mobility devices (PMDs) and bicycles on pavements is nothing new, especially considering how motorcyclists have been freely riding on pavements without consequences for many years (Don't wait for more accidents before acting on PMD menace, March 16). I see many local and foreign motorbikes being ridden and parked indiscriminately on pavements on a daily basis. Many food delivery ......



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16 Mar 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 9
Don't wait for more accidents before acting on PMD menace

Based on my observation, it seems that not much is being done about the dangers posed by personal mobility devices (PMDs) and bicycles despite the numerous accidents involving them around the island (Give pedestrians right of way on footpaths, by Mr Francis Chu Wa, March 14). Even simple measures like banning these devices from footpaths, five-foot-ways and places with high pedestrian density have not come into being. As irresponsible r......



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