The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) has issued a condolence statement to the family and friends of the two boys killed in a traffic accident in Tampines on Monday. It also called for safer co-existence on roads and more bicycle-friendly infrastructure.
In a statement on Wednesday, SCF president Suhaimi Haji Said said: "While the cause of the Tampines accident is still under investigation, we strongly appeal to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike to develop a mutual respect for one another...A little graciousness goes a long way in ensuring safe road conditions for everyone."
The federation also called on local authorities to intensify their efforts to develop bicycle-friendly infrastructure and reinforced its support for the National Cycling Plan, proposed by the Land Transport Authority to create a safer environment for Singaporeans to cycle.
Brothers Nigel Yap, 13, and Donavan Yap, 7 were cycling home when they were hit by a cement mixer at about 5.40pm Monday at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45. The Singaporean driver of the cement mixer has been arrested.