Saturday, April 04, 2009

Registration for bicycles? Debate in the USA

A bicycle registration debate has just just erupted in the USA too. San Francisco Streetsblog tackles the issue.

Of course, bicycles used to be registered in Singapore and the idea has been suggested again recently. The main trigger here seems to be concern about bad behaviour by bicycle users on pedestrian pavements.

The American debate involves some different issues from Singapore's but there also some parallels which might be of interest.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

More pavement cycling problems

Aussie Pete has some observations about the unhappy state of sharing the pavements on Woodlands Ave 7. He notes some progress... but is not optimistic that much will change.

My take: Any effort to change the behaviour of bicycle users needs to be compelling or it will not work. Many cyclists use the pavements now because it seems the safest option. This will continue until there is a safe option that is more attractive than pavements.