Build humps on pedestrian walkways

As more cyclists take to pedestrian pathways, more needs to be done to tackle errant cyclists who speed and those who are involved in hit-and-run accidents with pedestrians.

A few years ago, my wife and my neighbour were knocked down by speeding cyclists in separate hit-and-run incidents in my neighbourhood.

Even now, I still see many speeding cyclists.

To control the speed of cyclists on paths they share with pedestrians, I suggest installing humps on pedestrian walkways, especially those near bus stops and residential areas.

Installing closed-circuit television cameras and speed detectors along these pathways could also be helpful in monitoring and deterring speeding cyclists.

I welcome more innovative methods if the authorities deem my suggestions unfeasible.

Ng Sung Nang

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2016, with the headline 'Build humps on pedestrian walkways'. Print Edition | Subscribe