The human jam at the pedestrian crossing just outside Bugis Junction has now eased, says STOMPer Lela. The authorities are working on improving the crossing, thanks to feedback from STOMPers.
The complaints started in 2007, when the problem was first highlighted in the media. STOMPers also wrote in, pointing out jaywalkers at the crossing and also how packed it could get such that people were not able to move.
In January this year, STOMPers also questioned why nothing was done to the crossing despite so much feedback coming in from pedestrians.
A report in My Paper on Jan 13 highlighted some changes made by The Land Transport Authority (LTA) to the crossing. A 5m section of railing on the side of the divider closer to Bugis Junction has been removed to allow more people to step onto the road, said the spokesperson.
The LTA also increased the crossing area between the road divider and Bugis Junction by redrawing one set of road-traffic and pedestrian-crossing lines diagonally.
Said STOMPer Lela:
"For some years this pedestrian crossing at Bugis Junction was a sight and site of chaos.
"Some months ago I highlighted the situation on STOMP and another stomper did likewise.
"Last week on Good Friday I happened to be at this crossing and saw some changes and construction works going on...
"Finally the authorities realised this and are working on it. Hooray!
"Thanks for having STOMP to solve many minor issues that matter to the public."
Photos 1 to 18 show the crossing now, while photos 19 to 43 show the crossing before the change was made.