Charles Lee

Government Working with Bike-Sharing Firms to Curb Rental Bicycle Growth

The sight of shared bikes in almost every corner of Singapore from bus-stops to refuse areas has prompted the Government to work with the bike-sharing companies – ofo, obike and mobike – to moderate the growth of their bicycle fleets. Today, there are around 29,000 to 30,000 shared bikes offered by the three companies. In response to concerns about the growing problem of illegally parked shared bicycles, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min told Parliament on 3 July that the Government will be working with the bike-sharing firms to ensure that the bicycle population is “commensurate...

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Ofo Dishes Out New Credit System to Curb Bad Behaviour

Ofo dishes out new credit system to curb bad behaviour CHARLES LEE | 28th June 2017 | NEWS To combat the recent onslaught of prominent bike-abuse incidents, bicycle-sharing firm ofo has introduced a wholly-new credit rating system that is designed to encourage positive user behaviour. It was reported that bicycles from bike-sharing firms had been deliberately thrown into canals and even from high-rise flats. The new system works like this: Each user will be credited with 100 points. If the points are reduced to zero, the user will be permanently suspended from renting any ofo bicycle. According to an...

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Rider Spotted Riding e-Scooter Along KPE!

Rider spotted riding e-scooter in KPE! CHARLES LEE  | 27th Jun 2017 | NEWS To this rider, e-scootering along the park connector must have been boring affairs. Otherwise, why would he be taking his adrenalin rush to the next (but insane) level by cruising along the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) in the morning of last Friday (23 June)? Captured on video from a taxi’s in-car dashboard camera, that e-scooter rider could be seen riding an electric scooter along the road shoulder of a stretch in the KPE tunnel. The video, which has been uploaded on the Roads.sg Facebook, has...

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Free Bicycle for Staff Member at MCC Singapore!

Staff received free bicycle at MCC Singapore! CHARLES LEE | 27th June 2017 | NEWS As part of its green initiatives and in support of the government’s call for a car-lite society, building services firm MCC Singapore has given each of its roughly 1,000 full-time employees a bicycle. MCC Singapore, which owns MCC Land, the developer of The Alps Residences condominium, invested about $250,000 into this corporate initiative. Safety gear and accessories, such as helmets and reflective shirts, are also provided. Marking the programme with a mass cycling activity last Saturday, managing director Tan Zhiyong revealed that employees’ feedback...

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Urban Chic – it’s Hip to Fold!

Folding bicycles, or simply Foldies, are all the rage nowadays! Since its steady inception into the local market about three to four years ago, more cyclists have taken an interest in riding folding bikes, discarding their prized mountain-climbing rigs and road racing gizmos to make space for the smaller-sized two-wheeler (well, in fact, many sold them away online at a third of their original prices).
Folding bicycles, or simply Foldies, are all the rage nowadays!

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