Cyclists with full-size bicycles heading into the city in conjunction with the KL Car Free Morning (KLCFM) programme are now allowed to board LRT coaches on the Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling and Ampang Light Rail Transit (LRT) line trains every first and third Sunday of the month. Those wishing to avail themselves of this service are allowed to do so between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The service incurs no extra charge aside from the passenger’s fare, and applies to both full-size and folding bicycles. However, cyclists are required to follow certain rules and regulations for the comfort and safety of themselves and other passengers.

“If the trains are packed, they must refrain from forcing the bikes onto the trains. The cyclists must also enter the trains from specific doors at the stations,” said Rapid Rail chief executive officer Datuk Zohari Sulaiman. “For the Kelana Jaya line, they can only board the four-car trains,” he continued.

Those riding folding bicycles are allowed to board during after-peak hours, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekdays, with no restriction on weekends. Currently, only folded bicycles are allowed onboard LRT trains during off-peak hours, said a New Straits Times report.

“We sincerely hope more cyclists will respond to this programme, as we are strong supporters of a healthy lifestyle amongst Malaysians,” Zohari said. “If the response is good, we are ready to extend the programme further,” he said at the launch of the Bike and Ride programme at the Bandaraya LRT station.