Following the city’s electric car sharing initiative and a new six-month trial allowing foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices on public transport during peak hours, it seems like Singapore is on the fast track to becoming car lite with an up-and-coming bike-sharing scheme in Jurong Lake District.
This new scheme will provide 1,000 bicycles for use across 100 docking stations–all within walking distance from one another–which will be available all day. Starting next year, residents within the Jurong Lake District will be able to “rent” one of these bicycles from a self-service docking station near their own homes and ride it to nearby MRT stations, offices or malls, where they can “park” the bicycle at another docking station. The government is currently searching for a sponsor to defray costs for the service.
Making the city an even more bike-friendly place, all HDB towns will be equipped with a cycling infrastructure and network that spans a total of 700km of cycling paths across Singapore by 2030. More information here.