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Topic: All-day Access to Foldable Bicycles on Public Transport Starts Today!

Posted on: 20th Jul 2016 3:25 PM    Quote and Reply

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Trial scheme will last for six months.

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Posted on: 20th Jul 2016 4:35 PM    Quote and Reply


Yes!!!! Finally this plan is being on trial. Looking forward to cycle more while using Public Transport


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Posted on: 21st Jul 2016 9:46 AM    Quote and Reply


Way to go Singapore. Hate seeing Singapore end up like Bangkok and Jakarta, waste of driving there

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Posted on: 24th Jul 2016 1:14 PM    Quote and Reply


Survival strategy: One method to fill up the partially empty feeder buses off-peak. Prefer less buses, for more cycling road space.

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Posted on: 24th Jul 2016 10:24 PM    Quote and Reply


Buses are pretty good in terms of people carried per square meter - they are about 12m Long by 2.5m wide and carry about 90 people that works out at 1 person per 0.4 sqm. An average 2 litre sedan is about 4.5m Long by about 2.2m wide and as most only ever have 1 person in that works out at 1 person per 9sqm. the modern hybrid buses only have 4.5Liter engines so the overall energy efficiency is way better than 90 cars by a factor of at least 100 They also don't need the ridiculous amount of space wasted on parking for about 22hrs per day
more buses and less cars are a good thing I reckon

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Posted on: 26th Jul 2016 10:35 PM    Quote and Reply


Best is less car so lane 2/3 can be use by cyclist and lane 1 for public transport


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Posted on: 27th Jul 2016 5:55 AM    Quote and Reply


You will have immerse difficulty bringing your bike to the MRT during peak hours.

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Posted on: 27th Jul 2016 8:21 AM    Quote and Reply


So far anyone tried to bring their foldie onto the train during peak hour in the morning?

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Posted on: 27th Jul 2016 9:49 AM    Quote and Reply


There is a guy in my condo who has been taking his Brompton from Bedok to Raffles Place every weekday at peak hours for years. No one has ever said a word. He has a soft carrying bag for it just looks like a slightly bigger than normal working bag

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Posted on: 27th Jul 2016 1:15 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Zappadeedoohdah: There is a guy in my condo who has been taking his Brompton from Bedok to Raffles Place every weekday at peak hours for years. No one has ever said a word. He has a soft carrying bag for it just looks like a slightly bigger than normal working bag"

Ah, but that's because he fit his bike into a bag, and Brompton can fold quite small.

I'm referring to other foldies (Tern/Dahon/Tyrell etc) users if anyone tried it after the implementation of the new ruling, without the use of a bag. I've not taken train with my foldie before, so I don't know what is the reception like, especially during peak hour.

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Posted on: 27th Jul 2016 4:25 PM    Quote and Reply


The MRT is a nightmare at peak times without a bike in my opinion let alone with one. I Don't use it anymore, way too claustrophobic for me.

The only thing worse is Tampines Mall on weekend afternoons / evenings, don't go there either at those times. Ride my bike or go away or stay at home.

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