Ease bottleneck at Causeway

As a commuter who shuttles between Singapore and Johor Baru, I have noticed that travel time across the Causeway has been increasing in recent months.

Although Singapore and Johor are connected by a raised road of just 1km in length, it takes at least two hours on a typical morning to get across the Causeway into Singapore.

Many commuters resort to walking across. There is no proper walkway and they walk alongside buses, lorries, motorcycles and cars, braving the weather.

I urge the authorities to study the cause of the bottleneck and to look into possible solutions.

Some suggestions include allowing lorries and tour buses only during off-peak hours; building a covered walkway with a travellator; expanding the number of lanes for immigration and Customs checks, as well as improving the system for such checks.

Toh Ai Chun (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2016, with the headline 'Ease bottleneck at Causeway'. Print Edition | Subscribe