Demand for bicycle parking in schools

Published Date: 02 October 2017 12:00 AM

News Parliamentary Replies

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Sembawang GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) (a) what is the current demand for bicycle parking in schools; (b) whether students are allowed to ride e-bikes to school; and (c) what is the take-up rate of the Safe Riding Programme in schools since its inception.

Response

1. MOE does not actively monitor the demand for bicycle parking in schools. From schools’ observations, the demand is generally low. While schools do not prohibit students’ use of e-bikes, students are generally advised not to bring expensive items to school. In addition, for all riders and pillion riders of e-bikes, LTA stipulates a minimum age of 16 years.

2. Land Transport Authority’s Safe Riding Programme will be launched at the end of this year. MOE will work with LTA to offer the programme to students in Secondary Schools who are able to ride a bicycle.

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