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12 Jul 2019
Media Replies
We refer to the recent forum letters on Personal Mobility Device (PMD) regulations. Public safety is always the top priority. The LTA shares writers’ views for a more expedient and effective way of identifying errant PMD users. This is why LTA implemented the compulsory e-scooter registration regime earlier this year, mandating all e-scooter users to prominently display an identification number on their devices. For more details, please refer to the attached reply.
12 Jul 2019
Media Replies
The Land Transport Authority agrees with Mr Lee (8 Jul, “Solve hidden woes of e-scooter fires”) on the need to address fire safety concerns posed by motorised PMDs and safeguard the community at large, in order for motorised PMDs to remain a sustainable mode of transport in Singapore. To safeguard against fire safety risks, LTA has imposed the UL2272 standard for PMDs. For more details, please refer to the attached reply.
20 Jun 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) reminds the public that from 1 July 2019 it will be an offence: (a) To ride, cause or permit another person to ride, an unregistered e-scooter on public paths and; (b) For retailers to sell non-UL2272 certified Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs). Such measures are in place to improve public safety while encouraging active mobility as a commuting choice in Singapore. We will continue to work with the community to strengthen enforcement. Public feedback on problem areas have helped LTA in its enforcement efforts against errant PMD riders. Therefore, LTA is working on an enhancement to its MyTransport.SG app to make it easier and more convenient for members of the public to take a photograph or video and report such feedback directly to LTA to facilitate more targeted and effective enforcement. For more details, kindly refer to the attached news release and accompanying annexes.
20 May 2019
Media Replies
We refer to forum letters expressing safety concerns about the behaviour of some irresponsible personal mobility device (PMD) users. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will not hesitate to take action against PMD users who threaten public safety. The Active Mobility Act (AMA) establishes clear rules on speed limits and device specifications, and empowers us to take enforcement action where necessary. Since the AMA was introduced in May 2018, LTA has recorded more than 3,700 active mobility offences. For more details, please refer to the attached reply.
26 Mar 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be calling tenders later this year to build new cycling path networks in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Choa Chu Kang, as well as cycling paths linking Geylang and Queenstown to the city. Estimated to complete in the next five years, these new cycling paths will add on to the 120km of cycling paths across the island and nine cycling towns implemented to date. LTA will also be calling a design consultancy tender later this year to study how to enhance the walking environment within Jurong Lake District (JLD) and improve its active mobility connectivity to neighbouring towns. For more details, please refer to the attached news release and accompanying annexes.
18 Jan 2019
News Releases
From 1 February 2019, new rules to encourage safer path and road-sharing behaviours will kick in. These new rules are: a) Lower speed limit for riders on footpaths; b) Mandatory use of helmets by cyclists on roads; c) "Stop and look" at road crossings; and d) Maximum device speed for personal mobility aids (PMAs) These rules were announced in September 2018 when the Government accepted the recommendations proposed by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP), and are part of ongoing efforts to foster greater rider responsibility and encourage safe sharing of our paths and roads. Please refer to the attached news release for the details.

4 May 2018
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority will start accepting licence applications for bicycle-sharing service operators on 8 May 2018. For more information, please refer to the attached News Release.

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