SINGAPORE : Residents of Singapore's first eco-precinct, Tree Lodge@Punggol, may soon be able to rent electric bicycles within their estate.
This eco-friendly and cost-efficient way to travel is a S$40,000 pilot programme by Sanyo.
The company is currently waiting for the go-ahead from the Land Transport Authority.
There are plans to have two rental spots – one at Tree Lodge and the other at Punggol Plaza.
Six electric bicycles will be made available at each station.
To prevent theft or vandalism, users have to register with the company and provide a photo identification.
It will cost 40 cents for the first 20 minutes, 15 cents cheaper compared to taking a bus.
Kelvin Ang, sales engineer at Sanyo, said: “We set the price at 40 cents to encourage residents to change their habits – from taking a feeder bus to riding a bicycle. And this will promote health and prevent congestion to the traffic.”
Channel News Asia