There is no one, easy solution to PMD issue

As PMDs are ideal for first and last mile travel, it may be worth building the infrastructure to use them safely

Besides building the infrastructure, one needs to think through the issues related to having different users on shared paths - pedestrians, the disabled, bicycles, e-scooters and so on.
Besides building the infrastructure, one needs to think through the issues related to having different users on shared paths - pedestrians, the disabled, bicycles, e-scooters and so on.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The recent saga over the banning of e-scooters on footpaths brought back memories of a similar episode I was involved in years ago in which a change in transport policy also affected the earnings of thousands of people.

It was 1985 and I was a young officer working in the Ministry of Communications which was then trying to solve the perennial problem of commuters unable to find taxis when they needed them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 24, 2019, with the headline 'There is no one, easy solution to PMD issue'. Print Edition | Subscribe