Why is there a have to increase the biking paths in Singapore (Over 20 roads to be assessed for area to offer biking paths, Feb 22)?
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) wants to offer the rationale and justification earlier than embarking on such a programme.
LTA must have moderately good info on the bicycle owner inhabitants – that’s, whether or not they’re leisure riders or those that use bicycles as a main technique of transport – and their utilization patterns or behaviours earlier than deciding on increasing biking paths.
As there isn’t any registration requirement for standard bikes or cyclists, there will not be sufficient information that might be meaningfully used to precisely predict and plan for present and future necessities.
It was reported that LTA is looking for engineering providers to design the biking paths and associated infrastructure.
This appears to point that LTA is already at a complicated stage of planning. This additionally signifies that it will need to have carried out in depth analysis to confirm or validate the assumptions and standards used within the tender train.
And there have to be a correct cost-benefit evaluation performed to justify the growth. For instance, what would the results be if the biking community weren’t expanded?
Efficient and correct administration of shared paths have to be a central consideration for the growth plan.
It’s because it will possibly have an amazing influence on different street customers, significantly in the case of potential accidents, accidents and fatalities.
There have to be clear and strict guidelines or legal guidelines that are simply and absolutely enforceable.
Clearly, the correct administration of a community of shared paths might be an enormous problem.
Tony Lim Thiam Poh