Tag Archives: Roads

HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER: FINE CAR DRIVERS WHO DO NOT GIVE WAY

Upon reading yesterday's article about someone requesting a ban on heavy vehicles using the expressway I have a disappointing comment to make. In Singapore, heavy vehicles are being discriminated by cars on the roads, often when we see cars not giving way to these heavy vehicles or in fact each other on the roads when others signal their intention.

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ORCHARD ROAD TO BE FULLY PEDESTRIANISED TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO SHOP?

There are plans that was recently announced to make Orchard Road fully pedestrianised. The Minister for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, announced this at a tourism industry conference, where he reiterated that a few government bodies such as the LTA and URA have to work together to make this a reality. The plan is to make the shopping belt fully pedestrianised as part of bold plans to transform the precinct into a distinctive shopping and lifestyle destination. But can such a plan take off? Even the most famous shopping streets in the world, like NY's Times Square, or Japan's Shibuya District, are actual streets with vehicular traffic.

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