PETITION TO BAN E-MOBILITY DEVICES ON WALKWAY

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A netizen Neeraj Neji started a petition on change.org to ban all electric Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) on the pedestrian walkway.

So far 3000 people have signed the petition.

With increased affordability in Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), there is an increase in usage of such vehicles on pedestrian walkways. However, most walkways in Singapore are narrow, following the concept of a 5-foot walkway from British colonial days.

Furthermore, many riders of PMDs lack formal training in the etiquette when using such devices and cause accidents when they hit pedestrians. Riders of PMDs believe that they are the legitimate users of the walkway and refuse to slow down or give way to walking pedestrians.

I therefore seek to petition for an island wide ban on PMDs until our infrastructure could catch up with the needs of PMDs, including giving PMDs their own path that is separated from pedestrian walkways. The only exclusion from this ban should be for handicapped individuals who require PMDs to commute.

To sign up for the petition: Petition Link

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