Tag: banning PMDs

LTA warns of dangers of converting e-scooters to PMAs, will take action against violators

Singapore—The country’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a warning against those who intend to convert e-scooters into personal mobility aids (PMA), since advertisements have come out promising to do just this, in the short period since it was announced in Parliament on November...

“Irresponsible and abhorrent”—Strong words from Lam Pin Min for opposition leader who attended MPS

Singapore—The announcement November 4 in Parliament that e-scooters were being banned from public footpaths has drawn mixed reactions from Singaporeans, with the unhappiest and most vocal group against the ban being food delivery riders whose livelihoods have been threatened by it. Many of these PMD...

PPP head Goh Meng Seng weighs in on e-scooter ban

Singapore— As the country deals with the new ban on e-scooters on public footpaths, which was announced in Parliament on November 4, others have begun to weigh in on the issue, including opposition leader Goh Meng Seng, who is the head of the People’s...

Netizens increasingly unhappy with PMD ban

Singapore—There have been a number of Meet-the-People (MPS) sessions attended by Personal Mobility Device (PMD) riders ever since the announcement of the ban on e-scooters on public footpaths on November 4 in Parliament. One of those meetings was with Home Affairs and Law Minister...

Over 50 PMD users attend Jurong Meet-the-People session to discuss e-scooter ban

Singapore—In the light of the ban on e-scooters on public footpaths announced in Parliament earlier this week, the PMD users most affected by the new ruling have sought assistance over their concerns for loss of livelihood. On Tuesday night, the first day that the new...

GrabFood cyclist reportedly pushed off of footpath by pedestrian because of ban

Singapore—There’s been a lot of PMD-related news this week so far, starting from the announcement in Parliament on Monday, November 4, that e-scooters are banned on public footpaths, effective the following day. Since then, there have been people creatively trying to circumvent the ban by...

Netizens divided on e-scooter ban, Lam Pin Min gets both applause and blasting on Facebook

Singapore — While many applaud the e-scooter ban announced earlier this week, many others, especially on behalf of food delivery riders, have expressed concern over the new ruling, since it directly affects their means of livelihood. Many took to commenting on the Facebook page of...

Food delivery riders have a “good, civil” meeting with Minister Shanmugam concerning e-scooter ban

Singapore— The announcement in Parliament on Monday, November 4, regarding the ban of e-scooters on footpaths probably did not come as a big surprise to many, given the rising incidence of PMD-related accidents of late, with one fatality occurring in September. However, the ban had...

PMD users who ride on the grass beside sidewalks could be fined up to S$5,000

Singapore—In the wake of the ban of e-scooters from the country’s footpaths, which was announced in Parliament on Monday, November 4, the National Parks Board (NParks) has now said that anyone endeavouring to get around the new ban by using the grass along sidewalks...

Architect Tay Kheng Soon posts ingeniously simple way to allow PMDs on Singapore’s walkways

Singapore—Adjunct Professor at the National Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Tay Kheng Soon may have solved the Personal Mobility Device PMD problem on the country’s footpaths. Accidents have happened when people using PMDs have collided into pedestrians while operating their...