Survey on number of cyclists

Just how many cyclists are there here? The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) wants to find out.

It has launched a survey to gather data on the membership of various cycling clubs and interest groups.

This is the first concerted effort by an organisation to do a "headcount" of the number of cyclists here.

The data will be used in organising more competitive and community cycling events, and engaging the community as Singapore moves towards being a "car-lite" society, said the federation in a post on its website.

SCF president Jeffrey Goh estimated that there are about 5,000 people out and about cycling every weekend.

He added that the federation is engaging clubs first, but will soon reach out to individual cyclists through social media and its website.

"SCF believes (that) through community engagement, we can make cycling safer," said Mr Goh, adding that SCF can take the chance to educate them on safe cycling behaviour.

To complete the survey, visit cycling.org.sg/survey-on-teamsclubsinterest-groups-activities-and-membership

Danson Cheong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2016, with the headline 'Survey on number of cyclists'. Print Edition | Subscribe