In 2012 Safe Cycling Task Force has five remaining members from previous years:
The president Steven Lim, Vice president Cor-Henk, Chenmun Chen, Adrian Mok and I.
I am both sad and relief to announce that I am resigning from Safe Cycling Task Force (SCTF).
I feel sad to leave the group because I’ve been with this group to promote safety for cycling since 2005. I have been joining all the society meeting, making minutes, managing this site, and even designed the logo for SCTF.
I feel relieved as we all believe this is the best way to get things moving for both SCTF and I. We can spend less energy to debate and resolve different approaches internally and focus our limited resources to area that can make a real impact.
We are all contributing to SCTF as volunteer. I think each of us want to see the best from the team work.
In 2010, I started LoveCyclingSG with Taiwoon and we both discovered openness empower people to contribute. Within LCSG we have high trust with each other and encourage people to run their projects. The energy is amazing and we got so much done without any external support, and we grow from 5 to 2700 within 2 years. I tried to encourage Steven and SCTF team to adopt a more open approach, let more people in, let them help us to shape SCTF. I believe this is the way forward and will help to bring SCTF to the next phase. But judging from the meetings and conversation since September 2012, I get a feeling that the SCTF team was reluctant to open itself. I am not satisfy to follow similar way as we’ve been for 7 years, and the rest of SCTF didn’t see the point for change. I felt there is no point wasting more time in this unproductive discussion. Since I’m the odd one out, the best way is to leave the group and free both sides to continue with their preferred way of working.
Francis Chu (aka Chu Wa) October 9th, 2012