Keeping Our Street Infrastructure Clean and Free From Illegal Advertisements

News Releases 10 Jun 2015 road infrastructure illegal advertisements

LTA extends use of anti-stick paint and low-cost advertisement boards to more areas;
Steps up enforcement against repeat offenders

1. Have you noticed fewer notices pasted indiscriminately on lamp posts and the pillars of sheltered walkways and at bus stops?  This positive outcome is the result of ongoing efforts by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to keep Singapore’s road infrastructure – such as street light poles, sheltered walkways and bus stops – clean and free from illegal advertisements.

2. “Illegal advertisements on our street infrastructure have been a sticky issue, as it is both unsightly, and requires additional manpower and resources to remove. Since 2010, LTA has introduced a series of innovative measures, which includes the use of anti-stick paint and the provision of low cost advertisement boards, to tackle the issue of illegal advertising on our street infrastructure. We are encouraged by the positive results and have extended the use of these solutions to more areas,” said Dr Chin Kian Keong, Group Director for Transportation and Road Operations, LTA.

Application of Anti-Stick Paint at More Areas

3. In 2010, LTA introduced anti-stick paint on street infrastructure near major transport nodes and major road junctions. The unique properties of the paint make it difficult for advertisements to be pasted. The paint also helps to reduce the labour time and cost needed to remove illegal advertisements. Since the introduction of the anti-stick paint, it has helped to reduce the number of illegal advertisements on street infrastructure and maintain the overall cleanliness of public streets.

4. To date, LTA has implemented the anti-stick paint on more than 16,900 street light poles and road-related facilities at about 600 locations island-wide. LTA will continue to monitor if the anti-stick paint should be extended to more locations. 

Low-Cost Advertisement Boards Installed at More Locations

5. To discourage illegal advertisements, LTA has also provided a low cost avenue for advertisers to publicise their goods and services. Since 2011, LTA has been providing low-cost advertisement boards near selected MRT stations with high pedestrian traffic.  

6. LTA has provided a total of 52 advertisement boards at 45 locations with high pedestrian traffic to-date and will continue to monitor the situation to see if there is a need to introduce the initiative at more locations.

7. Please refer to the ANNEX for the locations of low-cost advertisement boards.

Stepping Up of Enforcement against Repeat Offenders

8. To send a stronger deterrent to recalcitrant offenders, stiffer fines will also be imposed. From June 2015, fines for repeat offenders caught putting up illegal advertisements on road infrastructure will be increased from $300 to $500.


ANNEX A

 

List of low-cost advertisement board locations

S/N

MRT Station

Qty

1

Admiralty

1

2

Aljunied

1

3

Ang Mo Kio

5

4

Bedok

1

5

Bukit Batok

1

6

Bukit Gombak

1

7

Clementi

1

8

Eunos

1

9

Jurong East

1

10

Kallang

1

11

Outram

2

12

Lavender

1

13

Marsiling

1

14

Redhilll

1

15

Sembawang

1

16

Tiong Bahru

1

17

Woodlands

1

18

Yew Tee

1

19

Yio Chu Kang

2

20

Yishun

2

21

Bishan

1

22

Boon Lay

1

23

Braddell

1

24

Bouna Vista

1

25

Chinese Garden

1

26

Choa Chu Kang

1

27

City Hall

1

28

Commonwealth

1

29

Hougang

1

30

Joo Koon

1

31

Khatib

1

32

Kovan

1

33

Kranji

1

34

Pasir Ris

1

35

Paya Lebar

1

36

Pioneer

1

37

Potong Pasir

1

38

Queenstown

1

39

Sengkang

1

40

Serangoon

1

41

Simei

1

42

Tampines

1

43

Tanah Merah

1

44

Tanjong Pagar

1

45

Toa Payoh

1

 

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