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Topic: Cycling is not allowed on footway/pavement/sidewalk?

Posted on: 31st Aug 2012 9:00 AM    Quote and Reply


There will always be those that ride fast on sidewalks, ringing their bells loudly, forcing everyone to jump clear and scaring ppl, We do not want the public image of cyclists on pavement to be like that. Complaints from pedestrians may force the Gahmen to take actions against anyone cycling on the sidewalk.

Some pedestrians are engrossed with their handphones, listening to earphones,the old ppl and young children. We should try to ride carefully around these ppl and not to appear suddenly and startle them. A gentle 'ting..ting' on the bell may warn them of your presence.

We should ride slow and be prepared to stop and let them pass or let them move aside to let you pass. Smile and say thank you...have a nice day ...esp to swee charbor when they give way to you.

So it is common courtesy that will prevent bad publicity...


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Posted on: 31st Aug 2012 9:44 AM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Pi66y:

So it is common courtesy that will prevent bad publicity...



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This is what it all boils down too; common courtesy. Be nice to each other. Give people a break, smile, say thanks etc...it sounds so easy....unfortunately there are soooooo many people caught up in their own little worlds that they forget the really simple stuff, like not killing someone through negligence.

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Posted on: 31st Aug 2012 2:08 PM    Quote and Reply


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Has anyone ever been fined $1000 for cycling on the footpath?

saw some stopped for riding on a footpath. but they run off with a warning.
but $1000 i guess not.
that $1000 fine on overhead bridges are just a deterrent that you dont cycle
so no one will sue the govt again when they crash going down.

is there a bicycle crossing anywhere in Singapore?

yes, one in punggol park. two zebras, one for pedestrian one for bicycle.
stoplights are green/red man and green/red bicycle consecutively

I don't know of any dedicated bicycle paths on any roads or directly adjacent to any roads - are there any?

buangkok green.
they have ?dedicated? bicycle path but merge with the walking path at every intersection.


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Posted on: 14th Feb 2017 4:09 PM    Quote and Reply


They don't call it a footpath for no reason. 
If you can cycle on it, it'll be clearly singed on post and on the floor. 

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Posted on: 15th Feb 2017 11:12 AM    Quote and Reply


https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/walk-cycle-ride/rules-and-code-of-conduct.html

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"Formerly posted by simonbht: They don't call it a footpath for no reason. 
If you can cycle on it, it'll be clearly singed on post and on the floor. "


As from Jan. 2017, the above apply. No worry to cycle on footpath

Before Jan. 2017, cycling on footpath is illegal.

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Posted on: 15th Feb 2017 10:15 PM    Quote and Reply


can cycle liao. but ultimately pedestrians still have the right of way on footpaths

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Posted on: 16th Feb 2017 7:27 PM    Quote and Reply


I would say that a courteous way goes a long way..

Cyclist cycled on footpath afraid being brushed down by a moving vehicle on a busy road..

Pedestrain afraid of being knocked down by speeding bicycle on the path...

Here can clearly see that no one wanted to get involved in an accident or injured in whatever way, therefore let's be more tolerance toward each other and show appreciation when a good gesture of either party giving way to one another..just simply smile, say thank you and move on.

Even meeting those who were so engrossed with looking at their phone rider or pedestrain..just give a light tab of your bell and horn to warn them earlier..if not, just slow down or even stop when they come close to us.. 

If we were to curse at them, we will be just like those arrogant drivers who didnt want or dont know how to be nice or give way.and we will be contradictory following their bad behaviors.

If 1 thinks that he/she is more superior when travelling faster than the other..remember that there are always someone faster than you..but when not in a race, one will win nothing but only being curse by the others for the reckless speeding.

Just my 2 cents thought.


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Posted on: 18th Jul 2017 3:46 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by jetp8: Hi,

I have read some interesting posts people here say that cycling is not allwed on footway.

After a quick search at Singapore Statues Online and found that it is "Vehicle" which is not allowed to parked or ridden on footway.

According to ROAD TRAFFIC ACT (CHAPTER 276, SECTION 140)

No vehicle to be driven, parked or ridden on footway of road
28.—(1) No vehicle, except perambulators, shall be driven, parked or ridden on the footway of a road.

If "bicycle" is a vehicle, cycling is not allowed on footway. However according to ROAD TRAFFIC ACT (CHAPTER 276), "bicycle" and "vehicle" is defined seperately.


Interpretation
2.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“bicycle” means a two-wheeled pedal cycle constructed or adapted for use as a means of conveyance;
“tricycle” means a three-wheeled pedal cycle constructed or adapted for the carriage of goods;
“vehicle” means any vehicle whether mechanically propelled or otherwise;

Additionally, Cycling on footway will be fined only if you are involed in an accident with pedestrian. (not sure for the case againt another cyclist)

Please correct me, if anything is wrong.


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