MRT stations in Singapore's three main 'bicycle towns' should soon get bicycle parking better than this
The LTA has announced a pilot project to improve bicycle parking at three MRT stations by the 3rd quarter of 2009.
The new parking places will have basic weather protection and will NOT be the current 'wheel-bender' racks. Hooray!
Or maybe I should wait to see the design details before 'hooraying'? The LTA press release is not specific about the precise design of the new parking spots unfortunately. Does anyone know more?
A pilot project will be launched at Pasir Ris, Tampines and Yishun to build additional bicycle parking facilities that have an improved design. These new facilities will be located along the MRT viaducts near the MRT stations in these towns. The new facilities will allow cyclists the flexibility to lock their bicycles either at the frame or at the wheels, compared to the existing design which can be locked only at the wheels. They will also have basic shelters to protect against weather.
By the way, I noticed this item via the LTA's new Public Transport @ SG portal which is well worth a little look.