Zebra crossing at Circular Rd: Circulated photo was taken before works were completed, LTA clarifies

A circulated photo showing a barricade blocking a zebra crossing at Circular Road was taken before the original crossing was shifted to a different position, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a response.

Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the photo that had been spreading online. Some netizens expressed confusion at why the barricade had been set up to apparently block pedestrians from using it.

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Posted by Dolly Peh on Friday, 17 August 2018

Stomp sent LTA a media query regarding the photo on Saturday (Aug 18).

LTA responded to Stomp the next day and referred us to their Facebook post that was put up on Sunday (Aug 19) at about 12.59pm.

You might have seen photos of a barricade across a zebra crossing on Circular Road, circulating online recently.

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Posted by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving on Saturday, 18 August 2018

It said:

"The zebra crossing was planned to be shifted away from the road junction, to facilitate smoother traffic and make it safer for pedestrians.

"The barricade was set up first, while the original crossing was removed in the wee hours, to minimise the impact to motorists and nearby stall owners.

"The work was completed in a day.

"We appreciate the public's feedback, as we continue to provide a safer and more convenient transport system for all. #keepcalmandcarryon"

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