Transport

Deliveroo unveils details of trade-in grant scheme to support its e-scooter delivery riders during transition period

Following the ban – which came into commencement on 5 November – that prohibits the riding of e-scooters on all footpaths, the government introduced a nationwide S$7 million programme to help food delivery riders trade-in their personal mobility devices (PMDs) for alternative devices, offering a grant of up to S$1,000 per person depending on the alternative device of their choosing. …

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LTA warns against converting e-scooters into personal mobility aids; action will be taken to “irresponsible” vendors

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a warning against the modification of electric scooters into personal mobility aids (PMAs), adding that action will be taken to “irresponsible” vendors offering such a service as well as users who partake in it. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (13 Nov), the LTA said that it has seen online advertisements from vendors …

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“You take all our freedom!” Food-delivery PMD riders lament their frustrations to Jurong GRC MP Ang Wei Neng over e-scooter ban

About 70 food-delivery riders showed up at the Meet-the-People Session (MPS) held in Taman Jurong yesterday evening (11 Nov) to urge the government to lift it’s e-scooter ban on footpaths. Dressed in their food-delivery attire, they expressed their concerns to Mr Ang Wei Neng, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC, who sat in to hear their appeal on behalf …

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PMD footpath ban a last resort in dealing with errant riders after lack of improvement with previous measures: Senior Minister of State for Transport

The Government’s decision to ban the use of e-scooters or personal mobility devices (PMDs) on footpaths is a last resort in dealing with errant riders, following a lack of improvement with previous measures, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min. In a Facebook post on Fri (8 Nov), Lam said that the Government has introduced several measures …

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Trundling into trouble: Singapore targets e-scooters after accidents

by Catherine Lai Tiny Singapore had embraced electric scooters in a big way, but deaths and fires linked to the two-wheelers have prompted authorities to introduce tough rules that could put a brake on their runaway success. The contraptions have popped up in cities worldwide but pedestrians in many places have come to see the silent machines as menaces, and …

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Ban on use of e-scooters on footpaths a means of “returning footpath safety to pre-PMD days”: Transport Minister

The ban against the use of e-scooters on footpaths is a means of “returning footpath safety to pre-PMD days”, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. In a Facebook post on Fri evening (8 Nov), Khaw said that “Singaporeans have largely welcomed the decision to prohibit e-scooters from footpaths”, particularly in light of the number of accidents traced back to the …

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E-scooter Trade-in-Grant among measures to assist food delivery riders affected by footpath use ban

The introduction of a S$7mil e-scooter Trade-in Grant (eTG) is one of the measures included in a Transition Assistance Package for food delivery riders to cope with the recent ban on the e-scooters on footpaths. Noting that around 7,000 food delivery riders utilised e-scooters at work alongside the majority who use traditional vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles, the Ministry …

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