The Singapore government will be conducting a review of bicycles on the roads amid “concerns from both motorists and also cyclists with more bicycles now being on the roads”, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat on Monday (12 Apr).
Mr Chee told the media after a closed-door session with the Active Mobility Advisory Panel today that the Government will review the existing rules and determine their relevance, learning from countries that have better cycling cultures like the Netherlands.
He added that the panel will also look into the possibility of legislating a licence or registry for cyclists and their bicycles, as reported by Mothership.
“We have some people who have made this suggestion. But we do also want to take a look at what is the benefit, the pros and cons, of such a measure,” said Mr Chee.
While he noted that the panel will also look into the suggestion to require cyclists to undergo a theory test before they are allowed to cycle on roads, the Minister stressed that such a review must not discourage people from cycling.
Mr Chee hinted that the review will take a few months, considering that the panel will need to get the opinions of various stakeholders on the matter.
He added that the Government will step up on enforcement as “it’s important for people to know that the rules are in place for good reason – it’s to ensure safety”.