How to travel the last mile

Someone said that PMDs and bicycles are needed for the last mile.

I like to share my views and solution.

Singapore is very small. There is a bus stop every 0.4 km. So, there is no need to anyone to travel the last mile (2.2 km).

Most people should be able to get to a nearest bus stop within 1 km, even if they live off the main road. That will take 12 minutes to walk.

I used to think that 12 minutes is a long walk. I now find that 12 minutes is acceptable. I do not need to use a PMD or bicycle to travel this distance.

Perhaps, this is the reason why shared bicycles are not viable in Singapore.

There will be elderly people who find it difficult to walk 1 km. They will need a different solution. They can’t ride PMD or bicycles anyway.

So, for able bodied adults and children, I suggest that they should walk instead of travelling by PMDs and bicycles.

What about food and other deliveries? They should use motor cycles and scooters, instead of PMDs.


Tan Kin Lian




10 Responses to “How to travel the last mile”

  • Simplistically Speaking:

    Last mile could refers to the day when fossil fuel is no longer viable [too pricey] and you are left with nuclear power electricity to charge and power your PMDs or electric bicycles as the only viable basic and practical transport as the “last mile” solution for the masses.

    Widen your vision.

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  • So ..... .... ?:

    So COE shoot up ….

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  • leejiayougeloongdaizi:

    Clueless pap. Don’t know what to do. No election don’t wanna ban. Election approaching then ban.

    Mr Tan also clueless? Don’t know motorcycles need COE? Thousands of dollars to buy a COE! If got money don’t need to work as deliveries already.

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  • sad actually:

    just bcuz of a few brainless ones, many bros and sistars are at risk of losing their jobs cuz they depend on their vehicles for fast food delivery jobs.

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  • Harder Truths:

    How to believe someone who cannot convert units?

    1 mile ~ 1.6km or 1600m
    4 laps of a 400m track or the famous four-minute mile)

    You are lazy. Just because you paid Jenny Craig to stop your bottom from wobbling does not mean you know about exercise

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    Unless you have medical issues you do not need a PMD for the “last mile”. It is better and definitely cheaper to just walk. The more you walk the longer you will live because walking is a good form of exercise.

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  • Darth Vader:

    Hey tkl, the next time you want to share your views, DON’T!!!! This latest bit of lunacy and stupidity of yours explains exactly WHY I ALWAYS lambast you every time you post something!!!!

    Walk the last mile! WHAT a BRILLIANT idea! TRUE GENIUS!!!! HEY STUPID, WHAT do you mean by elderly people can’t ride PMDs or bicycles?! You don’t get out at all do you, if you can think this?! Either that or you must be as blind as someone whose eyes had been gouged out. Otherwise HOW can you fail to see so many senior citizens riding bicycles?! And walking the last mile?! What if someone has a leg injury and walking will aggravate it, or if someone is carrying a heavy load? THAT, in fact, is WHY so many food delivery men use PMDs. Do you know that these guys literally travel ALL OVER the country the whole day? Because if they get a delivery order when they’re someplace making a delivery and they have to deliver the ordered food someplace quite a distance away as the nearest delivery man to the outlet they have to go. You think everyone is so lucky to get a high paying job despite being a COMPLETE IDIOT like you did????!!!! Please! Understand someone’s situation before shooting your stupid mouth off!!!!

    Or better yet, try spending 8 to 10 hours a day lugging some bulky box packed with several kilograms of food and having to walk a mile or more several tines a day while carrying that load…

    That’s also WHY they DON’T use bicycles. Cycling requires you to be partially hunched over when you ride. Try doing that when you’re carrying a heavy bulky item on your back. Do it for a week since you think you’re so smart tkl. Oh, and NOBODY here is gonna pay your sinseh’s or chiropractor’s bill for your backache after doing this

    Use a motorcycle or scooter? EVEN more ingenious!!!! Hey MORON, do you know that these can ONLY be used on ROADS????!!!! What this means is that if the delivery is to some private estate or industrial complex the rider must leave the motorcycle outside to make the delivery!!!! This NEVER occurred to you????!!!! Are you REALLY born this STUPID, or did you WORK HARD to get here????!!!! And do you know HOW MUCH these guys earn????!!!! So WHO’S going to pay for their COEs, YOU, tkl????!!!!

    You know what tkl, I know what a vain, arrogant, egotistical narcissistic foolish moronic stupid idiot you really are, so I know you won’t listen when anyone tells you to STFU and stop posting here. So instead, I’ll just leave you with this to ponder:

    You, tkl, are LIVING PROOF of the old words of wisdom “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”!!!!

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  • Star Woes:

    Tsk…tsk. Too much virtual realities for our young. Such lazy, pampered youngsters!! Next time you see our young have ‘mosquito legs’ and ‘big heads’ like martians.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Recently I found out in Shanghai, all motorbikes are now replaced by electrical bikes and they use the road, follow traffic rule including stopping at traffic lights.

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  • Yoda:

    @ Darth Vader

    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. – George Bernard Shaw

    Darth Vader: You, tkl, are LIVING PROOF of the old words of wisdom “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”!!!!

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