With the recent outcry of Singaporeans on the high cost of owning a car in this Little-Red-Dot on the map called, Our Home (A very expensive home). LTA has decided to distract our attention from the prices of cars to... the price of ERP! We are proud to announce to you that going through the ERP gantry will now cost $6! Price of your lunch of Hokkien Mee and Ice Ka-Chang as quoted by 98.7FM Muttons.
We at BikingSingapore have the perfect solution of skipping the pricey ERP and that's with our Cycle-To-Work Services. Be it rental or pick-up services, this is definitely a cheaper alternative than hearing the Beep on your cash card reader every morning.
See below the article from Today news:
SINGAPORE — The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be adjusted at three locations from Monday, Aug 5, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced today (July 29).
The changes come after the LTA’s completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on ERP-priced roads and expressways. The rates for the other gantries will remain unchanged.
The rates below are for passenger cars.
ERP rates at the four gantries on the southbound CTE after Braddell Road, and the slip road from the PIE into the southbound CTE, are going up in two half-hour slots. Motorists passing through these four gantries will now pay S$1 between 7am and 7.30am — there was no charge in this half-hour block previously — and S$5 between 7.30am and 8am, up from S$4 previously.
NORTHBOUND CTE BEFORE PIE
The rates at the gantry on the northbound CTE will rise from S$0.50 to S$1 between 5.30pm and 6pm, and from S$1 to S$2 between 6pm and 6.30pm.
ECP (FORT ROAD)
The gantry on the westbound ECP into the city, just past Fort Road, and the gantry on the KPE slip road into the ECP will rise from S$5 to S$6 for the half-hour between 8.30am and 9am.
Original Article at: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/erp-rates-adjusted-3-locations
As we wait patiently for Google Map to decide bringing this in to Singapore, we can surely dream of the vast options of biking route available!
This is sure to enhance Cycling to Work a whole new experience and improve the whole experience of biking in Singapore!
Fingers cross and hope this would happen soon! *
"Whenever I meet someone who finds out that I work on the directions team for Google Maps, the first question I'm asked is often "So when's Google Maps going to add biking directions?" We're big biking fans too, so we've been itching to give you a concrete answer. I don't want to keep the good news a secret any longer, so the answer is: right now!
Today we've added biking directions and extensive bike trail data to Google Maps for the U.S. My team has been keeping close tabs on all the public support for biking directions that’s been steadily coming in, but we knew that when we added the feature, we wanted to do it right: we wanted to include as much bike trail data as possible, provide efficient routes, allow riders to customize their trip, make use of bike lanes, calculate rider-friendly routes that avoid big hills and customize the look of the map for cycling to encourage folks to hop on their bikes. So that's exactly what we've done.
Let's say you want to bike to work, or maybe you want to drive less and spend more time outdoors. Biking directions can help you find a convenient and efficient route that makes use of dedicated bike trails or lanes and avoids hills whenever possible. "
Extract from: http://googleblog.blogspot.sg/2010/03/biking-directions-added-to-google-maps.html
Wanted to trial the Tern Link C7 performance on the road. So packed a light pack for the road and set off at Tpy to office!
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