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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Lower Speed Limits for Personal Mobility Devices on Footpaths

09 Jul 2018 In Parliament

Miss Cheng Li Hui asked the Minister for Transport in view of the potential severe personal injuries that can be sustained in a collision between PMDs and pedestrians

a.     whether the speed limit of PMDs on footpaths and cycling/shared paths should be lowered; and

b.     whether the maximum device speed of electric and motorised PMDs should also be lowered.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Cyclists and personal mobility device (PMD) users are subject to a speed limit of 15km/h on footpaths, and 25km/h on cycling and shared paths. For motorised PMDs, there is a device speed limit of 25km/h.

2.     The Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) is currently reviewing some active mobility regulations, including the speed limit on footpaths, and will release its recommendations later this year. The speed limit on shared and cycling paths is not under review as such paths are much wider and there have been far fewer accidents occurring on them. Thus, we will maintain the maximum device speed of PMDs at 25km/h, which is the maximum speed they can travel on cycling and shared paths.