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11 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 79
Adopt the Ang Mo Kio way to name roads in HDB estates

The names of the roads in Sengkang and Punggol are confusing. They do not follow any logical order. It is difficult to remember these names.  I have proposed a method to name the roads that run from west to east as Punggol Way 1, 2, 3, 4, etc and from north to south as Punggol Drive 1, 2, 3 etc. There is another method that has been adopted successfully in Ang Mo Kio. The roads are named as Avenue and those those running from west to east use odd numbers, i.e. ......



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10 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 3
LTA should have anticipated and addressed traffic problems caused by marathon

The organisers of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon have been receiving a lot of brickbats for the traffic chaos caused by the road closures (Organisers to learn from race problems, Dec 6). While I agree they could have done better, I feel it is unfair to lay all the blame on them. It was unfortunate that the marathon coincided with other events held around the area, including Black Friday sales. As the approving authority for road usage and closures, the La......



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09 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 100
Renaming the roads in Punggol Estate

The current names for the roads in Punggol HDB estate are confusing. I give my suggestion to rename these roads. a) Roads running from west to east will have the name - Punggol Way 1, 2, 3, etc b) Roads running from north to suoth will have the name - Punggol Drive 1, 2, 3 etc.  Here are the new names: a) Punggol Field will be renamed Punggol Way 1 b) Punggol Central will be renamed Punggol Way 2 c) P......



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08 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 336
A more sensible way to name our roads

The naming of our roads in the new housing estates of Sengkang and Punggol is quite ridiculous. Take a look at the map below. Here are some of the faults: a) There is no logical order b) There is no respect for hierarchy, with the name Street, Way, Avenue, Road used for roads of similar sizes. What is a better system?  We can follow the approach adopted in many cities. They gave a different name to major road and n......



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05 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 2
Allow PMDs other than e-scooters on footpaths and monitor them for six months

The recent and sudden ban of e-scooters on footpaths has put a dent in Singapore's car-lite vision. Another group of users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) - skateboards, hoverboards and unicycles - will also be affected by the footpath ban by the first quarter of next year. The fact that the ban was imposed on e-scooters first means the safety problem faced by the public was due mainly to the e-scooter community rather than skateboard, hoverboard and unicycle us......



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02 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 104
Require PMD riders to pass a test

Many people want the govt to impose the ban on PMD using the footpaths because they cause accidents and injuries to pedestrians. However, the actual statistics from the hospitals show that a high proportion of the injuries are caused to the PMD riders, rather than the pedestrians. They are injured when they fall off the PMDs or crashed into the walls and other obstructions. It may be necessary to require the PMD riders to pa......



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02 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 135
Flexible pricing for taxis lead to unsatisfactory outcome

I waited for a taxi at Harborfront Center at 6 pm. There was a long queue. I finally managed to get a taxi at 6.50 pm. It was a long wait. It was peak hours. There was a slight drizzle. This could have accounted for the long wait. When I was in Taipei earlier this month, I was able to get a taxi from the hotel during peak hours. I did not have to wait. There were plenty of taxis waiting for customers.  What is the special phenomena that caused th......



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02 Dec 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 6
The price of better public transport

Bus and train fares will be increased on Dec 28. While this is unlikely to please the commuters, it is important to note that there should be a balance between the affordability of fares and profitability of public transport operators. Wanting better service but no fare increase is not realistic. Relying too much on government subsidies for public transport infrastructure is not sustainable, especially when the intended budget has been exceeded. Spend......



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27 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 1
Time to regulate used-car businesses

The recent closures of two used-car dealers again paint a poor impression of the business (Sudden closure of 2 car dealers leaves buyers high and dry, Nov 23). Based on what I have read on online car forums, where buyers air their grouses with no holds barred, the issues with such used-car dealers seem to be on the rise. For every one case reported in the news, there are probably 10 more unreported incidents - either because of insufficient evidence to mount a legal......



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26 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 1
Tweak bus-stop shelter design

For the longest time, bus commuters have not been spared from getting drenched during a heavy downpour when alighting from buses without umbrellas. The gap between the shelter and bus at bus stops is just wide enough that one gets drenched even if one makes a dash to the bus stop when alighting. Bus shelters should be functional and practical. I note that at MRT stations where there is a bus stop, a bus shelter is erected at a clearance height of 4.5m......



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26 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 1
Car dealers suddenly closing shop a long unsolved problem

I was a victim and lost money to a car dealer that suddenly closed in 2012 (Sudden closure of 2 car dealers leaves buyers high and dry, Nov 23). I sold my car to the company but the ownership of the vehicle continued to stay with me for more than six months. During this period, the vehicle was penalised for speeding and the company became uncontactable. It took me a while to eventually find the vehicle as it was still under my ownership. The whole encounter was most......



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25 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 219
PMD riders need to deliver food to make a living

I saw a small thin girl riding a PMD on a pavement in Kallang Road. She was wearing a light raincoat as it was drizzling. She entered into a food court. Later, I saw her at the traffic junction waiting to cross the road. I asked her if she was doing food delivery. She replied with a little fear - "Why you ask? Is there anything wrong?"  When the light changed, she crossed the road and rode on the footpath, but rather slowly. She lo......



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21 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 2
Fix traffic problems in Holland Village

With new housing and commercial developments quickly coming out, the relevant authorities must look into the traffic problems in Holland Village. At night, there is often a long queue of cars going into Lorong Liput to try getting into the carpark, even though it is full. So some park inconsiderately, causing more jams. Perhaps electronic sign boards could be installed along Holland Avenue near the entrance to Lorong Liput to inform motorists of the number of availa......



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20 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Reply View - 1
Decision to restore footpath safety painful but necessary

We thank Mr Ang Ah Lay for his feedback (Good move marred by hasty execution, Nov 16). The Land Transport Authority's (LTA) decision to ban e-scooters on footpaths was a difficult one. Our priority was to restore footpath safety as soon as possible to the millions of pedestrians who use footpaths daily. Over the past two years, the LTA had engaged e-scooter users extensively through education like the Safe Riding Programme and other measures like lowering speed limi......



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15 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 3
Remove barriers to switch to electric vehicles in Singapore

Recently, the Government announced that the Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES) would be extended in the hope that car buyers would be encouraged to purchase cleaner car models (VES extended by a year in push for cleaner cars, Oct 31). The outcome of the scheme has been rather disappointing thus far and I believe it is clear as to why - VES rebates are not sufficient to nudge consumers away from regular cars. The VES needs to be further revised; otherwise, the Governme......



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14 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 769
Is there a need to ban PMDs on pavements?

I wish to give my views on the decision to ban PMDs from using the pavements. I think it is a wrong decision. We can find a better solution to meet the need for safety for pedestrians and the need for riders to use PMDs for mobility or to make a living.  This is how it can be done. We have to recognize that PMDs are small and light and are the most convenient devices for food delivery. The alternative is to use motor cycles but they are bigger an......



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12 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 5
E-scooter trade-in grant the wrong way to address situation

I see the $7 million e-scooter Trade-in Grant as part of a very disturbing trend in policymaking ($7m fund to help delivery riders switch from e-scooters, Nov 9). Taxpayers' money has been called upon again, as in the earlier incentive for early disposal of non-UL2272 certified e-scooter ($100 incentive for early disposal of e-scooters that fail safety standards, Sept 21). The plight of food delivery riders deserves to be addressed but I feel this is the wrong way to do it. The da......



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12 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 1
Grant conditional exception to food delivery riders

The ban of electric scooters came too suddenly, even though I agree it is necessary for the sake of pedestrian safety. It caught many off guard leaving them with no time to make adjustments. Food delivery riders have voiced their frustrations to ministers and their reactions are understandable as the ban deeply impacts their livelihood (Food delivery riders' concerns will be looked into: Minister, Nov 8). I propose that they be granted a conditional exception to the......



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12 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 2
Don't budge on e-scooter footpath ban

Following the ban on e-scooters on footpaths, several food delivery riders went to meet ministers to voice their concerns (Food delivery riders' concerns will be looked into: Minister, Nov 8; Food delivery riders voice concerns to Shanmugam, Nov 7). I urge the Government and relevant authorities to remain firm on the ban and not to compromise. The ban is long-awaited and necessary as the lives and safety of pedestrians are at stake and must remain paramount. ......



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09 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 3
Irresponsible to let e-scooters on roads

The call by Dr Yik Keng Yeong to allow e-scooters on roads is ill-advised (Let e-scooters go on road, Nov 6).Given the size of e-scooters vis-a-vis larger motor vehicles, allowing e-scooters to go onto the roads can be a substantially dangerous affair. There are about 100,000 registered e-scooters in Singapore, and allowing all of them onto our roads is more of a hazard than a convenience. The fact that e-scooters have to contend with faster vehicular traffic would pose even more ......



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09 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 1
Don't penalise all PMD riders because of acts of a few

I second Dr Yik Keng Yeong's idea of letting personal mobility devices (PMDs) go on roads (Let e-scooters go on roads, Nov 6). Better yet, why not follow China or other countries that actually provide a smaller 2m to 3m slow lane on the left for those users? First, it will immediately remove the possibility of hitting pedestrians walking slowly on the pavement. Second, other vehicles will not have to keep a look out for or give way to PMD riders, get frustrated over......



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08 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 2
Restore seats removed in newer train design

I strongly support Ms Rina Tan Gek Hwa's call for more seats on trains (Have more seats on trains to cater to older riders, Oct 26). In 2008, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT decided to remove a certain number of seats from some trains to help alleviate overcrowding, which is a problem which still persists today. This has caused commuters a certain amount of disappointment, especially when Singapore's ageing population is only increasing, yet seats are at......



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07 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Compliment View - 2
Peace of mind on footpaths

I applaud the Government's long-awaited action in banning e-scooters from footpaths (E-scooters banned from footpaths amid rise in accidents, Nov 5). Lest it be misconstrued, the e-scooter ban on footpaths is not aimed at food delivery riders earning a decent living and food delivery companies. Unfortunately, it is hard to escape the fact that they played a part in bringing about the Government's move. In the companies' quest for profits, it seemed as if aggressive ......



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06 Nov 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 2
Issues could have been avoided with forward planning

Whether it is personal mobility devices (PMDs) turning into a scourge on our footpaths, rental bicycles flooding our Housing Board estates or drones intruding into airport airspace, these problems have been in plain sight for some time now. The fiasco has once again exposed cracks in the forward planning for our city-state. Are we investing enough in enlightened city planners who have the foresight to provide for such technological developments that would surely inv......



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30 Oct 2019
Land Transport Authority
Negative View - 8
Underground bike parking facility doomed from start

It is quite disconcerting to read that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) spent $4.7 million on the SecureMyBike automated underground bicycle parking system, which will cease operating on Dec 28 owing to a low take-up rate (Singapore's first automated bike parking facility to cease operation, Oct 27). I believe that if you had asked a sampling of people on the street if such a scheme would work, they would probably have said it would fail, and fail miserably. Users......



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28 Oct 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 2
Forum: Public transport fare hike may push up demand for cars

The rise in public transportation fares is necessary to cope with the rising costs of bus and train operations, but it could also trigger an increase in demand for private cars (Bus, train fares could rise by up to 7% next year, Sept 4). As the gap between the cost of owning a car and the cost of taking public transport narrows, more people may opt for priva......



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28 Oct 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 143
How to introduce autonomous vehicles on Singapore roads

I wish to give my views about how to introduce autonomous vehicles on Singapore roads.  I will not use the approach taken by the Land Transport Authority and minister Puthucheary, as explained in this article. It is too compli......



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27 Oct 2019
Land Transport Authority
Suggestion View - 172
How the Opal card used in Australia is different from our Ez Link card

I bought an Opal card in Sydney two years ago and used it for local transport. I kept the card as I read that it will never transpire. I did not have to pay any fee to get the card. However, there is a minimum top up of $5 (children) or $10 (adult). When I bought the card, I had to pay by credit card. The sales office does not accept cash.  Another customer in front of me did not have any credit card. I had to use my credit card and receive the cash from him.&n......



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17 Oct 2019
Land Transport Authority
Reply View - 4
LTA exploring ways to maximise non-fare revenue from ads, retail

We thank Mr Joe Chua Cheok Kwang for his letter (MRT advertising space not maximised, Oct 11). In ensuring the financial sustainability of our public transport network, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is exploring ways to maximise non-fare revenue, for example, through revenue generated by MRT advertising and retail businesses. In August, we outsourced the rail advertising and retail business for the first time for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).br /......



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16 Oct 2019
Land Transport Authority
Feedback View - 3
Food delivery firms should employ only licensed motorcyclists

Long before the three major food delivery firms - GrabFood, Foodpanda and Deliveroo - entered the scene, fast-food outlets such as McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut were already delivering food around the island. However, the big difference is that the fast-food chains employed only licensed motorcyclists who had taken a Highway Code test and riding test, and had third-party insurance coverage, before they were allowed on the roads. This is not so in the case of food de......



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