Shared paths a recipe for accidents

Sunday night's accident was a tragedy that need not have happened (Woman in bicycle accident on life support; June 5).

Having shared paths for joggers, walkers, cyclists and motorised devices is a recipe for accidents, as pedestrians are exposed to the whims of the riders.

There is a good reason why people are not allowed to walk on expressways and roads with heavy motor vehicle traffic.

The same logic should be applied on park connectors.

How many more accidents must happen before the authorities are convinced that having bicycles and motorised devices on the same path as pedestrians is wrong?

Clemente Escano

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Shared paths a recipe for accidents'. Print Edition | Subscribe