Green effort gets ramped up with new double deck bicycle parking system [News]

February 9, 2012 by  
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By Sumita Sreedharan, Today, 9 Feb 2012.

As cycling catches on in Singapore, the authorities are moving to increase the number of parking spaces for bicycles. And it seems, building upwards is the way to go.

The Housing and Development board (HDB), for instance, has plans to pilot a double deck bicycle parking system at the HDB’s first eco-friendly public housing development Treelodge@Punggol.

“One focus area is on the provision of adequate bicycle parking facilities,” said a HDB spokesperson. The HDB wants to encourage cycling as a means of green commute, as part of its overall efforts in promoting a green and healthy lifestyle in HDB estates.

The HDB said it will evaluate the pilot scheme for technical feasibility, cost effectiveness, maintainability and users’ receptiveness, before considering implementing the system at other locations.

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Source: Today

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