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Topic: [NEWS] Foldable Bikes Allowed on Public Transport All Day

Posted on: 9th Jun 2017 11:04 AM    Quote and Reply

Starting June 1st, foldable bikes and personal mobility devices (PMD) will be allowed on buses and trains all day, even during peak hours.



The six-month trial showed that commuters bringing this devices were responsible and followed the stipulated rules well. Other commuters were also accepting of such practices. 

Rules:



  • Foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices must not exceed 120cm by 70cm by 40cm when folded.
     

  • Foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices must be folded at all times in the MRT/LRT stations, bus interchanges/terminals and on trains and buses.
     

  • Motorised personal mobility devices must be switched off when brought on board trains and buses.
     

  • Commuters must not ride their foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices within the MRT/LRT stations and bus interchanges/terminals. Instead, commuters should push or carry their folded devices.
     

  • Wheels of foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices must be wrapped up if they are dirty or wet.
     

  • Protruding parts likely to cause injury or damage property must be covered up or retracted (e.g. handle bars and bicycle pedals).
     

  • Only one foldable bicycle/personal mobility devices is allowed on a bus at any one time.
     

  • Foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices are not allowed on the upper deck of a bus or on the staircase leading to the upper deck.


Guidelines:



  • Commuters should be responsible for the safe carriage of their foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices and should hold or carry their foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices.
     

  • Foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices should not block the aisles and doors or impede commuters’ movement at any time.
     

  • When travelling by train, commuters with foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices should use the first or last car, which is usually less crowded.
     

  • Commuters with foldable bicycles/personal mobility devices should use the wide fare gates at MRT/LRT stations where they are available.


Non-compliance of the rules will prohibit commuters from bringing their device into the public transport and can be fined up to $500 for each offence. 

Original Article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/plans-unveiled-for-cycling-network-in-the-city-foldable-bikes-to-be-allowed-on
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