Khaw calls for simple, clear and consistent rules to ensure safety of foot and cycling path users

A cyclist riding on a bicycle path in Tampines.
A cyclist riding on a bicycle path in Tampines. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has written a post on his blog on the need for "simple, clear and consistent" rules to ensure the safety of those using footpaths and cycling paths.

These include pedestrians, cyclists and users of personal mobility devices such as electric scooters and unicycles.

"Such rules, plus common sense and fairness, require that we should watch out for and protect the weakest users," said Mr Khaw, who is also the coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, on his blog Moving News.

He said Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Social and Family Development, would continue to chair the Active Mobility Advisory Panel.

The panel was set up in July this year by the Land Transport Authority to develop rules for the safe use of common spaces.

"Though he has left MOT and MOH, I have asked him to continue to lead this panel as he has developed deep knowledge on the subject and a strong network with the stakeholders," said Mr Khaw, adding that the panel has been conducting public consultations and organising focus group discussions on the matter.