Cyclist injured on path not meant for bicycles, barriers erected after incident posted online

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He should not have been there in the first place.

After a cyclist fell at a road divider between Telok Blangah Road and West Coast Highway, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) erected barriers to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from using it as a public path, which it is not meant for.

Social media user Bike Guru posted on Thursday afternoon (April 7) that a friend had fallen at the spot and tagged LTA in the post.

The friend, Mr Patrick Lee, suffered injuries to his right shoulder and right knee from the fall, reported The Straits Times.

On Friday morning, Bike Guru posted that at midnight, he saw workers putting up barriers at the crash site and thanked LTA for the quick response.

LTA replied in the comments of the post: "Thank you Bike Guru for highlighting this. We have put up barriers to make it clear that the maintenance access to the viaduct structure is not meant for cyclists and pedestrians."

"And as you have rightly pointed out, those who wish to access the MRT should use the pedestrian overhead bridge instead."