The trio of Ofo, Obike and Mobike were the first bike-sharing firms to debut in Singapore. Along the way, SG Bikes popped up; now new entrant GBikes is set to share 3,000 bicycles in the bike-sharing arena.

 

New entrant G Bike is set to introduce 3,000 by end September.

Operating quietly in Singapore since May beside its competitors, GBikes is the brainchild of financial technologies solution firm FinTechSG. Mr Joe Chia, who is chief financial officer for both FinTechSG and Gbikes, said that the latter will launch 3000 bikes across the island by the end of September.

GBikes adds on to the pool of 30,000 shared bikes spread across Singapore. What’s convenient about a shared bike is you can park it almost anywhere after riding it. However, parking docks have been marked out in yellow boxes at designated MRT stations for users to park their shared bikes there. This has benefited commuters who are used to seeing the shared bikes strewn haphazardly, blocking exits and walkways.

Alongside expansion, GBikes will have to adhere to new guidelines set by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on the use of shared bikes. Currently, LTA is working with the bike-sharing firms and all 16 Town Councils to set up guidelines for the use of shared bikes. Measures such as educating users on parking in designated spaces, safe riding and and geo-fencing technologies will be implemented as part of the operating agreement.

Since bike-sharing debuted in early February this year, quite a number of bike-abuse cases have surfaced. Haphazard parking would also have to be curbed before Singapore officially becomes a truly gracious cycling nation.

 

Read more @ Straits Times here.

 

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The trio of Ofo, Obike and Mobike were the first bike-sharing firms to debut in Singapore. Along the way, SG Bikes popped up; now new entrant GBikes is set to share 3,000 bicycles in the bike-sharing arena.

 

New entrant G Bike is set to introduce 3,000 by end September.

Operating quietly in Singapore since May beside its competitors, GBikes is the brainchild of financial technologies solution firm FinTechSG. Mr Joe Chia, who is chief financial officer for both FinTechSG and Gbikes, said that the latter will launch 3000 bikes across the island by the end of September.

GBikes adds on to the pool of 30,000 shared bikes spread across Singapore. What’s convenient about a shared bike is you can park it almost anywhere after riding it. However, parking docks have been marked out in yellow boxes at designated MRT stations for users to park their shared bikes there. This has benefited commuters who are used to seeing the shared bikes strewn haphazardly, blocking exits and walkways.

Alongside expansion, GBikes will have to adhere to new guidelines set by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on the use of shared bikes. Currently, LTA is working with the bike-sharing firms and all 16 Town Councils to set up guidelines for the use of shared bikes. Measures such as educating users on parking in designated spaces, safe riding and and geo-fencing technologies will be implemented as part of the operating agreement.

Since bike-sharing debuted in early February this year, quite a number of bike-abuse cases have surfaced. Haphazard parking would also have to be curbed before Singapore officially becomes a truly gracious cycling nation.

 

Read more @ Straits Times here.

 

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