Cyclists and PMD users concerned about new ban in common areas; town councils say rule to remain

A personal mobility device seen parked at the void deck of a block in Pasir Ris. Cyclists and PMD users are expressing concern over a ban on the use of bicycles and PMDs in common properties in HDB estates. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Food delivery rider Shahrulnizam Ramli, 32, used to take his two children, aged four and five, out cycling around his Tampines Housing Board estate every weekend.

But he is worried that doing so now would risk a fine of up to $5,000, after the introduction of a rule banning the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs), bicycles and power-assisted bicycles in all common properties in HDB estates.

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