SINGAPORE - New MRT stations here will have about triple the amount of bicycle parking, Parliament was told on Monday (May 9).
Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo said a minimum of 100 to 300 bicycle parking spaces will be provided at new MRT stations, up from 40 to 100 at older stations here.
She was responding to a question by MP Ang Hin Kee (Ang Mo Kio GRC), who had asked if space was being set aside at MRT stations and community places for cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs).
Two major MRT lines - the Downtown (DTL) and Thomson-East Coast Lines (TEL) are under construction now.
The Land Transport Authority is expanding the number of bicycle parking spaces at existing stations progressively, starting with the stations with the most acute shortage. The LTA will also be seeking powers to mandate bicycle parking standards for private residential, commercial and community developments.
This latest development follows an announcement last week that developers must submit a Walking and Cycling Plan for their buildings from July.
The plan will require developers to design facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in their buildings from the get-go.