Shared Mobility Services Licensing

Under the Shared Mobility Enterprises (Control & Licensing) Act 2020, depending on the vehicle type, a licence or class licence may be required to operate shared mobility services within public places in Singapore. Currently, dockless bicycle-sharing licence applications are open bi-annually. To improve overall public path safety, from 1 April 2021, businesses who are currently providing or wish to provide shared mobility services with docked motorised devices will also require a class licence.

1) The Land Transport Authority (LTA) opened a new licence application cycle for bicycle-sharing services on 15 January 2021.

2) For this round, LTA will be accepting applications for Type 2 (sandbox) licences for bicycle-sharing services, and applications for fleet size increases from existing Type 1 licensees. Applications must be submitted by 19 February 2021, 6pm using the application forms below.

3) When evaluating applications, LTA will take into consideration the following factors:

a) The applicant’s plans to manage indiscriminate parking, including user education on proper parking behaviour;

b) Ability to maintain healthy fleet utilisation rates, including managing overall demand for its bicycle-sharing service and the availability of parking spaces; and

c) Overall track record including whether there were previous instances of regulatory contraventions.

4) Under LTA’s licensing framework, successful applicants which are granted Type 2 (sandbox) licences for bicycle-sharing services will be allowed to operate in public places for one year.

5) Type 2 (sandbox) licensees that demonstrate their ability to manage indiscriminate parking well, comply with regulatory requirements and ensure good utilisation rates will have the opportunity to obtain a full licence subsequently and grow their fleet over time.

 

Application Forms

 

Payment Methods (PDF, 90KB)

 

From 1 April 2021, all businesses that offer for hire docked motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs) and power assisted bicycles (PABs) to be ridden in public places will be regulated under a class licensing regime. These include brick-and-mortar (physical) shops providing motorised PMD and/or PAB rental services to the general public, and hotels or companies that offer the use of such devices to their guests and/or employees.

Businesses may obtain more information in this industry circular (PDF, 155KB).

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