23 Apr '17, 9am

Seen bike-sharing bicycles parked haphazardly? Are users be irresponsible for doing this? Let us know ur thoughts:

Bicycle-sharing services are gaining traction in Singapore , with apps released by three new private bicycle-sharing companies in the first quarter of 2017. The three apps, Ofo, Mobike, and Obike, allow users to pick up and drop off the rented bicycles anywhere. Rental rates for the bicycles range from 50 cents to $1 for every 15 to 30 minutes of use. Despite the convenience offered by these bicycle-sharing services, there has been a slew of problems that have risen since its launch. In this month alone, seven articles about users misusing the bicycle-sharing services made headlines. Common complaints include haphazard parking of these rented bicycles, and Ofo bicycles being chained outside an HDB flat. What's going on? In July 2016, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced plans for a government-backed bike-sharing scheme. LTA called a tender for an operator to run th...

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