Feb 3, 2019

Lack of convenience is the main reason why commuters do not walk more,
but transport planners are hoping to coax them to use their legs,
by exploring ways to make walking more enjoyable.

Besides building sheltered walkways, planting more greenery and having rest stops,
as well as things to look at and do along the way, are some of the possibilities
being looked into, Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary
told The Sunday Times in a recent interview.

"We want to find ways that we can re-engineer our towns, our roads,
(and) roadside spaces to make walking more pleasant for people an
 give people the choice to walk as an option," he said.


It's quite amusing that after approving the use of e-scooters
(and soon -- horror of horrors -- shared e-scooters) on walkways,
the authorities are now trying to make people walk more!