New rules soon to tackle indiscriminate parking by bike sharing users

New rules soon to tackle indiscriminate parking by bike sharing users

An LTA officer impounds indiscriminately parked dockless bicycles. (Photo: LTA)
SINGAPORE: The indiscriminate parking of shared bikes along corridors, at bus-stops or even in lifts may soon be a thing of the past.The three major bike-share firms in Singapore - Ofo, oBike and MoBike - revealed on Mediacorp’s current affairs programme Talking Point that they have a proposed agreement with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the People's Action Party’s (PAP) 15 Town Councils to tackle this issue of indiscriminate parking.This includes the development of a single app platform for the general public to report illegally parked bikes; a common response time among the three operators to pick up these illegally parked bikes; and the adoption of geofencing technology by the end of the year.With geofencing, users have to park their shared bikes within a designated area or they could be slapped with a fine.Mobike’s country manager (Singapore) Ms Sharon Meng said: “It’s really about how we manage our operations and how we use technology to solve the problems we are seeing at the moment.“Geofencing is a part of it, and we are developing this technology in Singapore very rapidly. We’re already testing it and we’re going to get the license done very soon.”
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Source: CNA/yv