Bike-sharing pilot to start next year in Jurong East, Singapore

A tender will be called next week for an operator to run a bike-sharing pilot in Jurong Lake District, which will see 1,000 bicycles available for use across 100 docking stations 24 hours daily. Also to be launched is a six-month trial to allow cyclists and personal mobility device (PMD) users to carry their rides onto trains and buses at all times, instead of only during off-peak periods.

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan shared these plans during the inaugural Walk Cycle Ride SG Symposium on Wednesday (July 20) at the Mediacorp Campus. The projects are part of Singapore’s ongoing efforts to go “car-lite”.

The bike-sharing pilot in Jurong Lake District, which will be launched next year, will allow commuters to pick up a bicycle from one of the self-service docking stations located near their homes and ride it to MRT stations, offices or malls, where they can leave the bicycle at a docking station.

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