Friday, August 28, 2020

Another Call For Bike Lanes In Singapore

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After my previous article written earlier this month, it is heartening to see transport minister Ong Ye Kung suggest that certain under-used road lanes be converted to cycling and bus lanes in today's Straits Times (page A4 under Top of the news).

Well, definitely preferably cycling lanes please.

Remember Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's 2017 National Day Rally speech on the number of Singapore citizens with diabetes?  I suggested weight training as evidence suggests it helps with improved insulin sensitivity among people with diabetes and pre diabetes. If more Singaporeans start to cycle to run errands or work instead of taking the car, that definitely adds up too.

By riding to work, you get a workforce that gets fitter as they lose weight, save money and help the environment. Our mental health improves and we feel less stress and feel happier. In addition to having a cleaner and greener Singapore, we reduce our carbon footprint as well.

I have a particular favorite, when you ride bikes, you get the sheer joy of feeling the wind in your face - a better and greener version than driving a convertible.

Over to you Minister Ong Ye Kung and the Ministry of Transport.

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