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LTA ramps up effort to get people to take up cycling

Published on Dec 25, 2013 10:29 AM

Cyclists in Aljunied are testing out a new ramp for pushing bicycles across overhead bridges.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has installed the system on one bridge near the area's MRT station and park connector network, and will monitor its effectiveness.

If successful, more of such bicycle-wheeling ramps could be installed across Singapore, it said.

Typically, several overhead bridges in Singapore have grooved slopes or small ramps running beside the steps. But some cyclists complain that these are sometimes difficult to use as they are narrow, and the bridges' railings can get in the way of the bicycles' handlebars.

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