Bike N' Ride: RapidKL working to allow full-size bicycles on LRT

NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI

KUALA LUMPUR: Cyclists may soon be able to bring their full-size bicycles on board the light rail transit (LRT).

The decision, however, is pending approval from the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

A RapidKL spokesman said it was in discussions with SPAD over the matter.

“We have submitted working papers to allow full-size bicycles on board. However, there are many considerations that must be taken into account before SPAD can make any decision,” he said, adding that the move by RapidKL was to support  its Bike N’ Ride programme. 

On Wednesday, RapidKL, through its Twitter handle @MyRapidKL, conducted an online poll on its plan to allow cyclists to bring full-size bicycles on board its four-car and six-car trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling and Ampang lines.

The poll, which ended yesterday, received 2,593 votes. From the total, 35 per cent agreed with the plan, provided it was well managed. Some 28 per cent supported the move, while 21 per cent said the move was not for them, and 16 per cent said they would bring their bicycles.

Currently, only folded bicycles are allowed on board LRT trains during off-peak hours.

Travellers who cycle and wish to take their foldable bicycles are allowed to board during after peak hours, from 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays, and any time on weekends.

Passengers may park full-size bicycles at parking racks in selected stations.

RapidKL will make an announcement soon.