LTA introducing geo-fencing, licensing regime to curb bike parking problem

LTA introducing geo-fencing, licensing regime to curb bike parking problem

Yahoo Singapore·2018-03-05 18:32

A new licensing regime for bicycle sharing operators will now allow the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to set a maximum fleet size for each operator and impose standards and conditions on them, in a bid to address indiscriminate parking of shared bicycles.

Under the Parking Places (Amendment) Bill, which was introduced in Parliament on Monday (5 March), LTA will also implement a QR code-enabled geo-fencing solution in the second half of 2018. Operators will require their users to scan the unique QR code at the parking location as proof of proper parking, before they can end their trip.

Operators may also be required to continuously charge users who do not park properly. “To ensure that users park responsibly, LTA will have the power to direct all operators to collectively ban, for a limited period, users who repeatedly indiscriminately park devices. This will ensure that recalcitrant users will not be able to use any device-sharing services,” said LTA in a statement on Monday.

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