3,000 bicycle parking lots to be added at MRT stations: LTA

To cater to the demands of a growing cyclist population in Singapore, about 3,000 bicycle parking lots will be installed at MRT stations by 2019, announced Land Transport Authority (LTA) today.

“LTA will be calling tender for the installation of 3,000 bicycle parking lots at 28 MRT stations, to augment the existing 17,500 bicycle parking lots at MRT stations,” said LTA in a press statement.

3,000 bicycle parking will be added at MRT stations
The cycling infrastructure in Singapore will get a major boost as 3,000 bicycle parking will be added at MRT stations. Photo courtesy: LTA

The new Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) stations will also be fitted with 1,700 bicycle parking lots. Stations that are likely to see more cyclist traffic, such as Tampines station, an interchange station connecting the East-West-Line and Downtown Line, will also be fitted with more parking lots.

LTA will also be adding 34 new bicycle parking zones at existing MRT stations and bus stops, which can accommodate 1,400 bicycles in total. More of these parking zones will be progressively provided at more locations island-wide for the convenience of commuters.

It is also working with NParks, HDB and Town Councils to increase bicycle parking capacity at other public spaces with high demand.

Cyclists are being reminded to park their bicycles within the designated parking areas. Enforcement action will be taken against indiscriminately parked bicycles.

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Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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