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Ban bicycles from footpaths too, say netizens

The ban on e-scooters from footpaths has shifted the battleground, with bicycles now in the firing line of some Straits Times Facebook users who argued that the danger of having bikes on footpaths is comparable to that of e-scooters.

The danger of having bicycles on footpaths is comparable to that of e-scooters, argued some Straits Times Facebook users, and their comments grew louder on that front after an e-scooter rider recently could not afford to pay damages to a pedestrian left with severe brain injuries.

"Cyclists are allowed to share path with pedestrians. Potential (for) similar cases to happen," said Heli Hob Poh, with Eric Chan saying that it causes "much anxiety to pedestrians like me".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2020, with the headline 'Ban bicycles from footpaths too, say netizens'. Subscribe