Singapore

'Commuters have to be considerate'

A six-month trial that will allow commuters to take foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMDs) onto buses and trains at all hours will be launched soon.

Observers said it is a significant step in encouraging commuting by bicycle.

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced the upcoming pilot yesterday at the Walk Cycle Ride SG Symposium.

Currently, foldable bikes are allowed on public transport only during off-peak hours.

"However, for this trial to be a success, public transport commuters and those who take their bicycles and PMDs onto the buses and trains need to give and take, and be considerate to one another," The Straits Times quoted Mr Khaw as saying.

He also revealed details of the bicycle-sharing scheme that will be launched in the Jurong Lake District next year.

The scheme will have about 1,000 bicycles spread across 100 docking stations, which will be within walking distance from each other. The bicycles will be available for use 24 hours a day.

A tender for an operator for the system will be called next week, said Mr Khaw.

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