Motorcyclists take shortcut by riding on footpath in Jurong West

Submitted by Stomper Lim

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Several motorcyclists were caught on video taking a shortcut by riding on a footpath in Jurong West at about 9am on Friday (Jan 3).

Stomper Lim contributed a video of what he saw and said: "Action needs to be taken against these motorcyclists.

"Don't let them take this shortcut from Jurong West Street 22 towards Bulim Street.

"There are many pedestrians walking and accidents could happen."

According to the Active Mobility Act, individuals must not ride a bicycle, a power-assisted bicycle, a personal mobility device or drive/ride a motor vehicle that isn't a motorised wheelchair or a mobility scooter on a public pedestrian-only path.

Here are some exceptions:

  1. When an individual is crossing the pedestrian-only path by the shortest safe route and doesn't stay on it longer than necessary to cross safely.
  2. When there is an obstruction on a road, footpath or shared path adjacent to the pedestrian-only path.
  3. When it's impracticable to travel on the adjacent area.
  4. When the individual doesn't take longer than necessary to travel along the pedestrian-only path to avoid the obstruction.

Offenders will face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a jail term of up to three months.

Repeat offenders will face a fine of up to $2,000 and/or a jail term of up to six months.