Just take a closer look at the above picture. See those shinning chrome barriers along the common walkway. Does it not tell you anything? Obviously, those wheelchairs will have difficulty negotiating through them especially if he is alone. Those barriers were put up to deter cyclists from riding along the walkway says the town council GM.
Do you remember the case of a pitiful 40-year old cyclist, father of two, got paralyzed from the neck down, after hitting a metal barrier at Bedok Reservoir Rd overhead bridge many years back? Our hero, then ex-MP Ong Kian Min of Tampines GRC had the LTA installed barrier taken down immediately? Read related news article here.
Some retards just don’t seem to learn from past mistakes or disasters right? Putting up so many barriers all over the estate to prevent cyclists from cycling? Come on, if town councils got too much money to throw around, pls give a more sensible reason. When money not enough, don’t ever try to increase conservancy charges.
We know from the daily drummings from our leaders that we are having a growing pool of aging citizens in our midst, yet we have idiots getting paid tens of thousands of dollars to run HDB estates by building more and more obstacles giving problems to the elderly.
We should be building more facilities and amenities which are elderly friendly instead of giving them headache. They say they already tested those barriers before installation. Really? It reminds me of someone saying that we test to justify it NOT to disapprove of it. If anything goes wrong, we can always say we already tested and tried it! CYA or cover your arse, you know? Langgar!
One look at the picture will tell you that it clearly obstructs free movement of a wheelchair. What to test? KNN!
My colleague mentioned that near to his place at Blk 127 Tampines St 11, similar barriers are also installed making it wheelchair unfriendly. How stupid can they get when the government spent tons of money to build covered walkways to the bus stop or overhead bridges for residents to use only to deny those on wheelchair.
It seems that fools think alike whether they are from East Coast, Tampines, Sushi or LTA. What’s happening to those highly paid town council GMs?
If you want get those cyclists riding on the walkways or void decks, despite the ineffectiveness of putting up $5,000 fine notices everywhere, pls think of other solution. The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) won’t cowpeh and cowbu if those barriers do not affect them. Got it? Or you still want to argue? KNN! What a langgar solution to your cyclist problem.
Fortunately, my town council is run by sensible people with high EQ. We don’t have such anti-elderly barriers installed. Look at the estate walkways beside the roads. They are making it even more accessible to wheelchair. Kudos to them for thinking of our handicapped and having their welfare at heart.