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More bicycle racks at 10 MRT stations

Published on Oct 30, 2012 6:00 AM
Sembawang MRT station now has 622 bicycle parking spaces, up from 418. Some of the racks are double-tiered. -- PHOTO: DESMOND LUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Commuters who pedal to 10 MRT stations will have an easier time finding a space to park their bicycles. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has installed 1,500 bicycle racks at these stations: Admiralty, Aljunied, Boon Lay, Chinese Garden, Khatib, Lakeside, Sembawang, Sengkang, Simei and Yishun. These cost $740,000.

By next year, it will add 900 racks at 10 more stations, including Ang Mo Kio and Woodlands for $670,000. More stations will have them if there is a need, it added on Monday.

These new racks come under a programme to increase bicycle parking facilities at MRT stations. The LTA said the latest racks allow cyclists to lock their bicycles more securely. The parking areas are also adequately lit for added security.

Racks at eight of the 10 stations are double-tiered.

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