Posts Tagged ‘cycling

Park Connector Network (PCN): iron out the kinks

December 17, 2013

NParks’ Park Connector Network (PCN) concept is something I’ve yet to see in another country. For cyclists, it’s simply fantastic as they can go far without having to compete with motorists. Distances of up to 60 km is easily attained on the PCN. However, NParks can improve the PCN further. Here are some suggestions and […]

NParks: the mystery of the missing Brompton bikes on the PCN

October 25, 2013

Mention NParks and most people can recall the saga of its purchase of $2200 Brompton foldable bicycles. When word leaked out, there was such a storm of protest that an inquiry was held. Minister Khaw defended the purchase. Such expensive bikes were more comfortable and convenient for NParks’ officers. But most people saw it as […]

Cycling in Singapore: cyclists to be licensed soon?

October 13, 2013

I read with some alarm discussions about the licensing of cyclists and mandatory courses for them. I knew it’d come to that one day. And when these issues are debated and discussed in the mainstream media in Singapore, it’s highly likely the authorities will act. Take for instance, the action by the regime to license […]

Cycling in Singapore: cheers to more off-road cycling routes

October 9, 2013

The one positive news for me at midweek is that by 2030, 700 km of off-road cycling routes will have been completed. To put this into perspective, this is about the distance from Singapore to Ipoh. 190 km of that will be completed by 2020. Cyclists will certainly cheer at this good news particularly those […]

Cycling in Langkawi: a cycling paradise Part 2 of 2

September 9, 2013

Chris Froome needs no introduction. He’s the winner of this year’s Tour de France. He once said that Langkawi was a cycling paradise. On the cusp of Visit Malaysia Year 2014, this is a big boost to the country. And if you have been to Langkawi, you’ll agree whole-heartedly with him. Compared with Phuket or […]

Cycling in Langkawi: a cycling paradise Part 1

September 7, 2013

Langkawi is one of the most popular cycling destinations for Malaysians, particularly for those who live in the north. For Singaporean cyclists, it poses a bit of logistic problem though. Langkawi offers rustic charm, breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches and duty-free beer at less than SGD$1. Traffic is very light. On some roads cows are startled […]

Cycling in Singapore: PCN is the way to go

March 4, 2013

Call it the perfect storm if you like: the convergence of sky-high COEs, packed MRT trains and buses and frequent train breakdowns. All this is enough to make you tear out whatever remains of your hair. However before you do that there is a perfect solution to our transport woes. And that is to take […]

Cycling in Malaysia on a foldable bike

December 1, 2012

Have you ever tried riding a foldable bike for about 80 km? Foldable bikes are ideal for urban commuting but for cross city rides? Well, I put it to the test recently. My idea was to take my bike to Taiping and from there ride to Penang and do a Tour de Penang. The idea […]

LTA: review foldable bicycle scheme during peak hours

November 7, 2011

I support calls for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to review its foldable bicycles restrictions during peak hours. These restrictions are meant to prevent further inconvenience to commuters during peak hours. But many have pointed out that huge luggage and baby strollers are just as obstructive but why are they allowed during peak hours? In […]

Bleak days ahead for Singapore cyclists?

March 28, 2010

Singapore cyclists these past few weeks must have felt like chucking their bikes into the Singapore River the way they’ve been demonized by the media. The way pedestrians describe their fears one would think it’s a 2-tonne truck bearing down on them. True some cyclists are inconsiderate but no where near the reckless level pedestrians […]