It is a grassroots campaign to contribute to positive change in our city.
In the spirit of our friends at #betterKL, it hopes to empower those of us who call Singapore home to join forces and collaborate with each other — designers, urban planners and thinkers, businesses, institutions, organisations, policymakers, artists, students, teachers, city dwellers — to achieve the fullest potential of the city.
That's the name of the first project as part of the #betterSG initiative. We've always been interested in cycling and what it can do to our cities and we've been pushing for that idea in our work for Archifest. We also believe that if Singapore is to achieve its vision of a more liveable city, then non-motorized movement through the city such as cycling and walking will be key.
Also, the recent accident at Circuit Road at Macpherson Estate involving a young boy on a bicycle and lorry gave this a greater sense of urgency and we decided that the pursuit of safer streets for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists shall be the driving force in our move towards a #betterSG.