LTA Steps Up Measures to Keep Street Furniture Free from Illegal Advertisements

News Releases
1 Dec 2011

Notice board for low cost advertisements extended to 18 new locations;Anti- stick paint island-wide

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will implement a series of initiatives as part of efforts to ensure that our road structures and facilities, such as street light poles and bus shelters are kept free from illegal advertisements.

Implementation of notice boards for low cost advertisement

2. Following positive feedback from a successful trial, LTA will extend notice boards for low cost advertisements to 18 more locations near MRT stations to provide an avenue for users to put up low cost advertisement in an orderly manner. Since August 2010, nine such notice boards with glass panels have been installed along linkways leading to the Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang and Yishun MRT stations.

3. "Getting rid of illegal advertisements on our street infrastructure requires additional time and resources. Besides marring our streetscape, those who paste such advertisements are also committing an offence. To provide the public with an avenue to put up low cost advertisements, we have also made available more notice boards. We urge the public to make use of the proper channels to advertise, so that our street infrastructure can be kept free of illegal advertisement." said Dr Chin Kian Keong, Group Director, Road Operations and Community Partnership, LTA.

4. The 18 selected locations are in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic and where the pasting of illegal advertisement is observed to be more frequent (please refer to Annex A for the new locations). The notice boards at these new locations will be available for use from third quarter 2012.

5. Each notice board is designed to fit between 52 to 60 A5-size notices (Please refer to Annex B for photos of the notice board). Members of the public can contact the appointed vendor to put up their advertisements on these notice boards at $0.50 per day per advertisement. This nominal cost is to prevent abuse such as the hoarding of space or placement of multiple advertisements by a single user as well as defray costs of operation and maintenance by the appointed vendor.

Anti-stick paint introduced island-wide

6. LTA will also complement the notice board scheme with the implementation of anti-stick paint on street infrastructures. Following good feedback from trials conducted at hotspots, which include the covered walkways near Jurong East MRT station, Geylang and Marine Parade, LTA will progressively implement the anti-stick paint on street furniture island-wide starting from second quarter 2012 (Please refer to Annex C for photos showing a street light pole before and after application of anti-stick paint).

7. For more information on the placement of advertisements, public can refer to the existing notice boards or One.Motoring website at www.onemotoring.com.sg.