Foldies can go on board

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - OUTDOORS -

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

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