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28 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 9
Will the new ERP see the end of any current taxes?

The motoring public - which includes both private and commercial users - must be made fully aware of the new electronic road pricing (ERP) system before its implementation next year (New ERP system raises many questions, June 20; Shift to new ERP system starts next year with IU swop, June 17). While the new ERP system may meet the car-lite objective and is supposedly fairer for road users, it seems to benefit those with deep pockets. Th......



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28 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Details of new ERP system still being finalised

We thank the public for their views on the next-generation electronic road pricing (ERP) system (New ERP system raises many questions; Consider those whose jobs require them to drive; Can't mobile phones replace in-vehicle units, all published on June 20; Tap GovTech expertise in move to new ERP system, June 26). The current gantry-based ERP system has helped to manage congestion and improve traffic speeds on congested roads. However, as the current s......



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26 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Tap GovTech expertise in move to new ERP system

Forum writer Lee Eng Kiang questioned the need to have replacement in-vehicle units (IU) for the new Electronic Road Pricing system and I agree with him (Can't mobile phones replace in-vehicle units?, June 20). The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been researching and testing the new ERP system for many years. After so much research, and with such advancements in technology, I am surprised that we have not moved beyond the IU. I also ......



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25 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Make PMD users dismount near bus stops

I share Mr Ong Yao Min's sentiment that commuters at bus stops need to be protected against unsafe personal mobility device (PMD) use (PMD use: People at bus stops need protection, June 21). I have seen several near misses as a result of dangerous cycling and PMD use through bus stops. In the past year alone, I witnessed three incidents at a bus stop in New Upper Changi Road, a stone's throw away from APSN (Association for Persons with ......



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24 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Retesting elderly drivers smacks of ageism

Mr Cheng Choon Fei stated categorically that "drivers who are 60 and older are at greater risk of getting killed or hurt in road accidents" (Seniors should retake driving test to renew licences, June 18). He backs this up with statistics, but does not distinguish between accidents caused by pedestrians, vocational drivers and private motorists. I believe his statement is unfair, and deserves clarification by the relevant authorities and......



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21 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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PMD use: People at bus stops need protection

I applaud the Land Transport Authority's increased efforts to clamp down on errant personal mobility device (PMD) users and unsafe PMDs. Nevertheless, I question the effectiveness in relying on such enforcement measures. While a ban is counter-productive and not practical, more can be done to protect pedestrians. This would include an in-depth examination of the required infrastructure to support PMD use in Singapore, in addition to educating the publ......



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20 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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New ERP system raises many questions

The recent announcement of the imminent arrival of the next generation of the Electronic Road Pricing system has raised many questions (Shift to new ERP system starts next year with IU swop, June 17). First, we know that the new on-board unit will be larger than the current in-vehicle unit, and the first replacement will be free. But will a larger hole in a car windscreen's solar film be required to allow transmission, and if so who will pay for this?......



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20 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Can't mobile phones replace in-vehicle units?

I read the plans for the new Electronic Road Pricing system with much interest, but wonder why the Government is still using in-vehicle units (IUs) for this purpose (Shift to new ERP system starts next year with IU swop, June 17). Can't our mobile phones do the job? Can we not tell, from the mobile phone of the driver, who the user of the vehicle is and charge ERP accordingly? Doing away with the need to install new IUs s......



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13 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Are LED lights subject to brightness checks?

Many new cars are being fitted with LED lights. While LED lights come with benefits, such as being more energy-efficient, long-lasting and are cheaper, their main drawback is that they are too bright. Often, they can cause momentary blindness for drivers on the road. More often than not, many drivers on the road at night are tired after a long day at work and are eager to drive home quickly. Add to that the glare from the......



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11 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Compare MRT in Singapore with major cities in China

  km Station Pop pop/km km/stat Started Beijing 636 391 22.5 35,3......



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10 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Irresponsible riding at Clarke Quay

Recently, during lunchtime, I was standing at the side of a walking path at Clarke Quay. A waitress, holding two plates of hot noodles, was crossing the walkway to serve customers seated at the opposite alfresco dining area along the quay. Around 30 people, including numerous children, were mingling around the walkway and queueing to patronise a well-known cafe nearby. Suddenly, a man riding a bicycle sped through the wal......



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04 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Already too many PMDs, even without shared operators

I read with dismay, anxiety and disappointment that in the third quarter of this year, the Land Transport Authority will issue licences to companies to operate shared PMDs in Singapore (LTA delays decision on licences for shared PMD operators, June 1). Currently, pedestrians already have to avoid the many personal mobility device (PMD) riders on narrow walkways. Many personal and food-delivery riders often speed past pedestrians without consideration ......



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04 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Amateurs on shared PMDs present a risk

The Land Transport Authority deserves plaudits for delaying the availability of shared personal mobility devices (PMDs), given the trepidation and discomfort with which many view them (LTA delays decision on licences for shared PMD operators, June 1). Riding PMDs responsibly requires instruction, training, oversight and education to bring users up to par on their shared social contract with pedestrians on footpaths. How do shared PMD op......



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04 Jun 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Shared PMD operators must bear social responsibilities

The park connector network, which is built with public funds, will soon form an islandwide pathway paradise for families to enjoy time together. It should not be turned into a superhighway for profit-driven shared personal mobility device operators. The shared-bicycle experience has shown that operators do not always take their social responsibilities and liabilities seriously, leaving injured parties to resolve disputes and claims with users and not ......



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30 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Why remove references to historical landmarks from bus stop names?

As we mark the Singapore Bicentennial and celebrate our multiculturalism, cultural markers need to be incorporated in everyday life for people to celebrate it and keep it alive for future generations. Unfortunately, in the midst of the celebrations, we seem to be losing these cultural markers. I recently found that the bus stop in front of the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road has been renamed as the nondescript "Aft Farrer......



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30 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Dismount zones of little use without enforcement

Town councils are discussing with the Government the possibility of identifying zones where personal mobility device (PMD) users and cyclists may need to dismount (Dismount zones being explored for PMDs, bikes, May 26). This will achieve little. Currently, cyclists are supposed to dismount at pedestrian crossings and certain bridges, but they never seem to do so. And they do not seem to be caught or penalised for this. Cyclists still ri......



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30 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Blanket ban not the solution to PMD conflict

The active mobility movement is arguably one of the greatest steps forward in commuting in Singapore since the inception of the MRT. Personal mobility devices (PMDs) have enabled a major part of the instant delivery workforce, and allowed the young and old, able and mobility-challenged, to move around in an affordable and environmentally friendly manner. PMDs have an estimated fuel efficiency of 20 cents of electricity for 40km of trave......



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29 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Priority cabins will not work on their own

I applaud and appreciate efforts by the Land Transport Authority to help the elderly and those in need such as wheelchair users and expectant mothers (Trial of priority train cabins next year, May 26). This is especially important as my generation is ageing fast. However, as these priority cabins are not exclusive to people such as the elderly, I anticipate that regular commuters will still crowd these cabins. So they wil......



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28 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Evolution of active mobility in S'pore is encouraging

The authorities have been taking some flak for the disruption being caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs). But they are actually doing a good job of balancing emerging technology, the needs and wants of diametrically opposed groups of people, the use of current infrastructure and resources, and planning for a future vision of transportation within Singapore. I believe that the hard infrastructure for PMDs is well in place. When Sin......



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28 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Personal mobility journey must go on

In view of the recent spate of Forum letters on personal mobility devices (PMDs), I applaud policymakers for not taking the easy way out by going for an outright ban. While this might immediately quell voices of dissent, it would prevent many others from ever benefiting from new micro-mobility options. Technology will only move forward. Even if regulators cave in now, new micro-mobility alternatives will emerge in time to come. For exam......



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24 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
Negative View - 15
Naive to appeal to PMD riders to be responsible

It is extremely disappointing to read the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) response to the concerns raised by the public on the dangers of allowing personal mobility devices (PMDs) on footpaths (Holistic approach taken to improve active mobility safety, May 20). To put matters into perspective, I have chronic health issues and require assistance to walk. If a PMD were to come hurtling towards me, it would be impossible for me to take preventive action......



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24 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Policy on PMDs needs review

Despite strong public feedback, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) continues to justify the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs) on pedestrian walkways as a means to achieve a car-lite society (Holistic approach taken to improve active mobility safety, May 20.) A big unanswered question is: What percentage of existing PMD users previously used cars to commute? Unless a majority of them actually gave up their cars for PMDs, I do not s......



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23 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Make full use of the KTM line along the causeway

The Malaysian govt has decided to delay the construction of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) due to cost. Even if it goes ahead as planned, it will take 5 years to be ready. I cannot understand why both governments refuse to consider increasing the number of trips on the KTM train between Singapore and Johore Bahru. Currently, it operates 31 trips a day - 17 trips from JB to Singapore and 1......



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22 May 2019
Land Transport Authority
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Impose heavier penalties on drivers who jump queue

At the slip roads leading into major highways, I often encounter drivers who jump queue and do not wait orderly in line with the many other motorists. In particular, I have experienced this multiple times in the Yio Chu Kang slip road into the Central Expressway. On some days, traffic officers can be seen at the site. This usually reduces the problem but, in their absence, the problem resurfaces. Perhaps enforcement measu......



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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
Negative View - 116
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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