Bicycles and E-Bikes and PMDs Banned from Pedestrian Walkways

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 3:56pm by Redwire Singapore

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The government has passed a law banning the use of bicycles, electric-bicycles and personal mobility devices on pedestrian walkways.

The new law, dubbed the Active Mobility Act, will penalise users of such devices if they do so.

Only those riding bicycles and PMDs are permitted on footpaths while shared paths, such as cycling paths and park connectors, can be used by those riding bicycles, PMDs and e-bikes.

Those who flout these rules can be fined up to S$1,000, or jailed up to three months or both.

Those who flout the rules can be fined up to S$1,000, or jailed up to 3 months or both.

E-bikers will also soon be required by law to register their e-bikes.

Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo noted that as cycling and the use of PMDs have become more popular, some members of the public have also expressed concerns about the safety of pedestrians.

She said that the approach taken by the Government is to continue to build more dedicated cycling paths where possible, while establishing a set of rules and norms for cyclists and PMD users when sharing footpaths with pedestrians.

 

 

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