Foldies can go on board
GOOD news for cyclists! They will be able to bring their folded bikes on board the LRT after all.
The articles on cycling to LRT stations made an impression on Prasarana, the operator of the LRT system.
“Thanks very much for the great stories in support of greater mobility via LRT and foldies,” said Lim Jin Aun, Head of Group Communications and Strategic Marketing, Prasarana.
Would they consider allowing foldies on board the LRT since they are no bigger than luggage bags?
“It is quite challenging to bring foldies on board during peak hours as our trains are pretty packed then,” explained Lim, who added that the Rapid KL guidelines on foldable bikes were adapted from the Taipei Metro system.
“If they were to carry foldies ( onto the LRT) during peak hours, it has to be kept in a proper compartment just as if you were carrying luggage.”
In other words, foldies have to be bagged if used in the LRT during peak hours. Lim added that the foldies should not be bigger than those with 20- inch wheels.
For off- peak times, cyclists can carry their foldies bare ( uncovered, but folded) onto the train.
How an Ikea Dimpa bag can be used to bag a Brompton folding bike. A demo by veteran cyclist Joseph Tan aka Ah pek Biker during a workshop at the KL Lake Gardens. — FEEJIN WONG
Folding bikes are getting more popular. — Filepic