Town council arranges for removal of bicycles on staircase and items stored in riser at Sengkang block

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Sengkang Town Council (SKTC) has arranged for the removal of bicycles left along staircase landings at Block 277D Compassvale Link.

They have also arranged to remove items left within a riser at the same block.

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the clutter when he visited the block recently.

He shared photos of several bicycles, some of which belong to bike-sharing company Anywheel, that were blocking the staircase.

"Clusters of bicycles were found on the 13th floor at staircase A," he said.

"They are a fire hazard and are blocking the escape route.

"One bicycle was left at staircase B on the same floor and a riser was being used for storage."

In response to a Stomp query, the town council said it is aware of the corridor clutter and storage of items in the riser unit at the block.

"The town council has since arranged for the removal of the bicycles along the staircase landings, as well as the items within the riser on Wednesday (Oct 18)," an SKTC spokesperson said.

"In our continued efforts to mitigate the likelihood of hazards arising from corridor and riser obstructions, SKTC’s estate team conducts regular inspections to ensure that the conditions of our estate remain in compliance with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) safety guidelines.

"SKTC has also noted the repeated placement of numerous Anywheel bicycles at the staircase landings and will be closely monitoring the situation with the placement of notices and advisories at the area, which aims to advocate to our residents against the irresponsible placement of unused shared bicycles within the estate.

"In addition, the town council will also be working closely with shared bicycle operators to educate users on the recommended bicycle return practices.

"We would like to take this opportunity to remind our residents to keep the corridors and riser units free of clutter, so as to remain in compliance with the SCDF’s safety protocols."