Cycling on the road in Singapore

While it is a common practice overseas, in land scarce yet vehicle packed Singapore, there seems to be quite a issue with regards to cyclist using the road.

Being both a cyclist and a driver, i do think that it boils down to both side being gracious. As a cyclist, i try to avoid single lane road or road with high traffic especially during the office hours. By doing so, i have yet to have an issue with any drivers despite cycling for more than 2 years on the road till date.

The issue is never with cyclist on the road but cyclist taking up the road thus slowing down the traffic.

One of my worst experience is actually as a driver dealing with a cyclist. For those whom have driven on east coast park road, i am pretty sure you would know that the area is mostly a single lane area. To top it off, there is a cycling track (separate from the walking path) along the beach running the same route as the road for cars. Yet there are cyclist whom insist on riding on the road thus causing a jam behind them. At this point it is where i feel that a cyclist we should hold our hands up and say we are in the wrong.

Below is a link to another car driver reporting on cyclist. While there are circumstances to this making it hard to say whom is in the right or wrong. What are your views?

http://www.stomp.com.sg/singapore-seen/singapore/group-of-cyclists-take-up-middle-lane-while-cycling-along-upper-bukit-timah

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