Stomper complains about how man has 'no regard for passengers' by bringing bicycle on MRT train

A cyclist attracted the ire of other passengers after bringing his bicycle on board a train on the Downtown Line on Apr 14 at about 2.45pm.

Stomper Aaron told Stomp that he saw the man sitting on a reserved seat and that his bicycle was taking up a lot of space, inconveniencing other passengers.

Although the bicycle was folded, the seat was extended and took up more space than it should have.

Aaron said: "Is it still necessary to let these people know they are causing inconvenience to others?"

"If you take reference of his bicycle and the floor, you can see how perpendicular his bicycle is.

"No regard for passengers, he could have turned his bicycle to the side or even kept it closer to his body.

"He was also wearing a headset on his neck while on loudspeaker and enjoying some videos on his phone.

"Passengers going through this compartment had to squeeze by and he had zero reaction while they did that.

"He took up more than half of the passageway."

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), personal mobility devices are allowed on board trains and buses as long as they do not exceed the allowable size dimensions of 120cm by 70cm by 40cm, and do not cause any inconvenience to other commuters.

An example of an allowable device is a foldable bicycle with 20-inch wheels and dimensions of 80cm by 65cm by 30cm.