Clarify laws on bicycle dumping

For decades, residents in Singapore, including foreign workers, have been diligently storing their bicycles in an orderly fashion when the bikes are not in use.

Abandoned bicycles were a rare sight and public education worked well to ensure that Singapore remained a clean and green country.

Lately, however, we have seen bicycles under the bike-sharing scheme abandoned at fire hydrants, emergency entrances, bus stops, MRT stations and pedestrian walkways.

These places should be well protected from illegal dumping.

I hope the Government can clarify whether leaving bicycles in such areas is an offence. If so, what is the classification of this offence and what are the penalties for doing so?

Frank Yeo

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2017, with the headline 'Clarify laws on bicycle dumping'. Print Edition | Subscribe