LTA Makes Bicycle Parking Neater and More Accessible

News Releases
25 Sep 2018

Read related reports on The Straits Times & Lianhe Zaobao

7,000 Bicycle Parking Spaces Added since January 2018
More than 9 in 10 Homes Within Five-Minute Walk from Bicycle Parking

 

    Cyclists will find it more convenient to access bicycle parking as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) continues to improve access to bicycle parking to meet the needs of a growing local cycling community and bicycle-sharing services.

2.  Since the start of this year, LTA and partner agencies have added 7,000 public bicycle parking spaces at convenient locations including public transport nodes, housing void decks and public parks. This augments the existing 207,000 public bicycle parking spaces[1] across the island. (Please refer to the Annex A for photos before and after the implementation of bicycle parking facilities.)

3.  LTA aims to have parking spaces available within a short walk of most households and key destinations such as polyclinics, community centres, schools and town centres. Today, more than 99% of public housing residents are within a five-minute walk – or about 400m – from bicycle parking. There has also been marked improvement in bicycle parking accessibility from private homes and key destinations. At the start of this year, only 90% of private residences and 80% of key destinations were within a 5-minute walk from bicycle parking. Today, accessibility has increased to 95% of private homes and 97% of key destinations.

4.  LTA will continue to work with our partner agencies, private developers and building owners to expand the bicycle parking capacity island-wide, especially at locations with higher demand for bicycle parking. By 2020, LTA and partner agencies will provide 267,000 parking lots for users.

5.  Apart from increasing access to bicycle parking, MOT had announced in March 2018 that LTA will right-size the shared bicycle fleet to manage indiscriminate bicycle parking and ensure the efficient use of shared bicycles and limited parking spaces. As part of the new bicycle-sharing licensing regime, LTA will also implement an island-wide Quick Response (QR) code parking system to ensure that users park their shared bicycles within proper parking spaces. LTA will start to install the QR codes progressively at public bicycle parking spaces from the end of September, and will launch a public education campaign to educate users of shared bicycles on how to end their trips with QR codes in early October. The QR code parking system will support LTA’s efforts to encourage responsible parking through the licensing regime. In particular, those who do not park properly and scan the QR code will be charged $5 by licensed operators. Users who park any shared bicycle indiscriminately at least 3 times in a calendar year will be banned from using all sharing services for up to one year. The QR code parking system and user ban will commence in January 2019. (Please refer to the Annex B for a public education poster on the QR code parking system and user ban.)


Annex A: Photos before and after the implementation of bicycle parking facilities
Annex B: Public Education Poster on QR Code Parking System


[1] 147,000 bicycle racks and 60,000 lots from yellow bicycle parking boxes