Build cycling paths on existing roads

The new "North-South Corridor" with a cycling path is a step in the right direction ("Dedicated bus lanes on North-South Expressway"; last Friday).

This will encourage cycling and reduce the need for cars. With a dedicated cycling path, cyclists can travel safely and without being a hindrance to pedestrians and motorists. Each mode of transport can move more safely and smoothly.

This idea should not be restricted to new roadways. It can be adopted where existing roads are wide enough, for example, wide one-way streets and multi-lane roads. There is no need to wait for a new road to be constructed.

As a cyclist, I look forward to the day when I can cycle safely all over Singapore.

The Government wants to make Singapore "car-lite". With fewer cars, more space should be made available for cyclists and public transport.

George Wong Seow Choon (Dr)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2016, with the headline 'Build cycling paths on existing roads'. Print Edition | Subscribe