As announced at COS 2016, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is partnering the community to roll out the Active Mobility Patrol (AMP) scheme as part of efforts to encourage safe and harmonious sharing of paths.
2 Modelled after the cycling warden programme in Tampines, the scheme enables volunteers to carry out regular patrols within their constituencies, as well as spread key messages to all users on how they can share paths in a gracious and responsible manner. The first AMP, which consists of 16 volunteers, was launched today by the Toa Payoh East-Novena Grassroots Organisations (GROs).
3 Briefings will be conducted for AMP Volunteers to familiarise them with the rules and code of conduct for cycling and the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs), guidelines on how to educate the residents, as well as how to safeguard personal safety.
4 AMP volunteers are not required to carry out any enforcement, which will be undertaken by LTA’s dedicated team of Active Mobility Enforcement Officers (AMEOs). The AMEOs will be taking action against reckless riding behaviour at hotspots with high pedestrian flow, such as crowded bus stops or traffic junctions near public transport nodes, in addition to engaging and educating all users. More details on the enforcement framework will be announced later this year when the necessary legislative changes have been made.
5 LTA is also partnering volunteers from other grassroots and non-government organisations to roll out this scheme. In addition to Toa Payoh East-Novena, constituencies in Nee Soon, Jurong, Tampines, Tanjong Pagar, and also Waterways Watch Society have indicated their interest to participate as well.
6 Through this initiative, LTA aims to facilitate greater community participation in fostering a harmonious sharing culture among residents, thereby creating a safe commuting environment for all users.