Cyclists hot and bothered over new 10kmh speed limit on footpaths

From 2019, the speed limit for personal mobility devices on footpaths will be reduced from 15kmh to 10kmh. The Straits Times finds out if the difference is significant.
Observers say one difficulty in enforcing the speed limit on cyclists and PMD users is that they may not all have speedometers on their machines.
Observers say one difficulty in enforcing the speed limit on cyclists and PMD users is that they may not all have speedometers on their machines. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Some cyclists are critical of the upcoming 10kmh limit but panel says it is necessary to improve safety and protect path users

Cyclist Augustine Lim is exasperated.

From early next year, the 40-year-old communications executive, like all cyclists in Singapore, will have to ride slower on footpaths, to keep in line with a new 10kmh speed limit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'Hot and bothered over slower rides on footpaths'. Print Edition | Subscribe