Remove the population cap for Motorcycles in Singapore
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On 23 Oct 2017, Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the motorcycle population in Singapore will have zero percent growth (0%) from Feb 2018 onwards. Full announcement can be seen : HERE
As members of the Singapore community, we ask for the population cap to be removed.
This is because motorcycles perform roles such as :
- providing low cost transport for dispatch & food delivery companies
- public transport workers who drive the first MRT trains & first buses daily
- affordable transport for those who dare to brave the congested roads
If these motorcyclists were to convert to cars & vans, the costs of doing business will go up in Singapore. These extra costs are hard for riders & their employers to bear, so it will be passed onto the consumers.
Motorcycles do not contribute to the congestion on the roads.
Capping the numbers will mean higher costs as the riders begin to outbid each other for the remaining Certificate of Entitlements (COE). This in turn will further raise the cost of owning a motorcycle. As it stands today, the COE for a motorcycle costs more than the machine price of a 200cc motorcycle.
LTA published statistics show there were 111,150 (below 200cc) bikes in 2010, now reduced to 97,306 in 2016. As we can see, there are people who can no longer afford to buy a motorcycle for their livelihood. LTA official motorcycle population numbers can be seen in THIS LINK
Please sign this petition if you believe the motorcycle population cap should be removed, and for the growth rate to be returned.
This is written by a motorcyclist that commutes to work daily, regardless of rain or shine.
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