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Government Review Cycling Licensing, Theory Test for Cyclist on Roads
The Singapore government is initiating a review of bicycles on the roads which was announced by Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat on April 12 on a closed-door session with the Active Mobility Advisory Panel. Currently, bicycles are allowed to be ridden on footpaths, cycling paths, and roads where there are concerns from both motorist and also cyclist as more bicycles are now being used on the roads.
The Active Mobility Advisory Panel will be conducting the review where the possibility of legislating a license or registry for cyclist and their bicycles. The panels will also look into the suggestion to make cyclist pass a theory test before they are allowed to cycle on the roads however, the matter must be done in a balanced and fair manner so it won’t discourage people from cycling which is a major factor in Singapore strategy to go car-lite goal.