Another 50,000 bicycle parking spaces will be added by 2020. (Photo: URA)
By 2020, the government plans to add another 50,000 bicycle parking spaces to the current 170,000 across the island, with most of them located near homes and key facilities.
This was revealed in parliament yesterday by Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min, as new laws regulating dockless bicycle-sharing operators and bicycle users were passed, reported the Straits Times.
Under the new law, bike-sharing operators are required to share their data with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to help identify areas where more parking spaces are needed.
Lam noted that over 99 percent of public housing and 90 percent of private properties are already within a five-minute walk to bicycle parking areas.
Over 80 percent of what are deemed key destinations, like community centres, schools, polyclinics and town centres are also near such parking areas.
For parking spaces in private developments, the LTA advises bike-sharing operators to reach out to condominium managements, commercial buildings and foreign worker dormitory operators. “However, the decision… ultimately rests with the private developer,” he said.
Lam added that users who have their own bicycles can continue to use such bicycle parking spaces.