Folding bikes, e-scooters allowed all-day on trains and buses in trial from Dec

Thursday, Nov 25, 2016

From December, commuters will be allowed to carry their foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMD) such as e-scooters onto buses and trains all day in a six-month trial.

Currently, only bicycles with a length of 114cm, a height of 64cm and a width of 36cm when folded are allowed on board public transport only during off peak hours.

In a statement today (Nov 24), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said: "This is another step taken by LTA to encourage more people to use public transport, and to adopt active mobility for the first and last mile of their daily public transport commutes."

The foldable bicycles and PMDS must meet the following dimensions: Length of up to 120cm, a height not more than 70cm and a width of 40cm or less.

Most bikes and PMDs currently used by commuters fulfil these requirements.

Signs showing the specifications will be put up in stages at all MRT and LRT stations, as well as bus hubs and interchanges, from December.

Bikes and PMDs must be folded at all times, and the power switched off when carried onto trains and buses. They are also not allowed to be placed on the staircase or on upper deck of double-decker buses.

Mr Jeremy Yap, deputy chief executive for public transport, policy and planning at LTA said: "This initiative integrates active mobility with our public transport system, and brings us closer to our aspiration for walking, cycling and riding public transport to be the best way to get around in Singapore."