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New laws should be start of journey towards a real community

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Two new laws passed in Parliament yesterday provided further impetus in Singapore's journey towards becoming a cleaner, greener and healthier city.

The Parking Places (Amendment) Bill introduces a licensing scheme for bicycle sharing companies. The scheme gives the authorities more levers to curb the indiscriminate parking of shared bicycles in public places, a source of much consternation - and of many Forum letters to this newspaper - in recent months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2018, with the headline New laws should be start of journey towards a real community. Subscribe