So many leisure cyclists. What will nudge more to cycle to work?

A new, bold National Cycling Plan is needed to turn Singapore from a recreational cycling city into a city of cycling commuters. It can be done – more bike lanes on roads, better motorist-cyclist interactions, and amended road traffic rules to protect weaker road users.

While many Singaporeans now cycle for leisure, not many use the bicycle as their main commuting option. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Cycling is already mainstream as a leisure activity. It ranks consistently as the third-most popular sport, after walking and jogging.

Surveys show that cycling has doubled in popularity: in 2020, 10 per cent of Singapore residents aged 13 and above said they had cycled in the past four weeks, up from 5 per cent in 2019.

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