Thinking Aloud

Keep e-bikes off footpaths, but do more to protect these riders on roads

Allowing these devices on footpaths poses risk to other users; better option is to improve safety for all cyclists on roads

There are about 27,000 registered e-bikes as of February, said the LTA.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

On March 23, a 42-year-old food delivery rider was allegedly hit from behind by a car while waiting to make a right turn into Hougang Avenue 1 from Tampines Road on his electric bicycle.

He died in hospital several hours after the accident, which took place at around 10pm that night.

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