Be grateful for our shared bicycles

I feel disappointed and upset whenever I hear or read of incidents of people abusing shared bicycles (Couple caught on video dumping bikes in drain; oBike files police report; Nov 22).

Why do people do this?

The bicycles are meant for everyone to enjoy. We should be grateful that we have these useful resources and not abuse them.

Bike-sharing companies should take action straight away. Members of the public can also keep a look out for such abuse. They can try to stop the behaviour or report culprits to the bike companies.

If the public cannot treat the shared bikes properly, then they should be given to undeveloped countries, where people will treasure the bikes and use them properly.

Sri Nishanth Prakash, 13

Secondary 1 student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2017, with the headline 'Be grateful for our shared bicycles'. Print Edition | Subscribe