The Straits Times
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Published on Sep 10, 2012
 

Fewer accidents involving cyclists between 2008 and 2011

 
 

The total number of accidents involving cyclists has gone down by 17 per cent between 2008 and last year.

But every fatality is still one too many, said Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, as he revealed these numbers in response to MPs' questions.

With this in mind, the Transport Ministry is undertaking a number of initiatives to make it safer for cyclists, he said.

New dedicated cycling paths are being built in seven neighbourhoods to separate cyclists from motorists and pedestrians, and the ministry is looking to link these intra-town cycling paths so that cyclists can commute between towns.