Grab might just be rolling out its bike service in Singapore soon.
Yesterday, Twitter user Jason Scott uploaded an image a friend had sent to him. Pictured clearly is the green colour synonymous with Grab, only this time it’s on a bike.
During Grab’s 5th birthday event, CEO Anthony Tan revealed commuters would be able to street-hail GrabBikes in Jakarta by booking a ride with the rider, after they’ve flagged the vehicle down.
While they expressed bringing the same system to Singapore, private-hire cars are not allowed to pick up street-hail commuters.
But it seems the startup might have just solved that dilemma – by introducing the GrabBike system altogether.
Street-hailing would most certainly become easy, given the ostentatious green of the bikes.
Good Or Bad?
Understandably, the GrabBike comes with both pros and cons.
While it would provide ease of travel and enhanced mobility, riding pillion behind a stranger is not an idea everyone would relish.
Riding pillion would entail passengers having to be physically close to the rider, and let’s not forget how bikes lack any form of protection against the weather elements.
Riders might come equipped in wind-breakers or waterproof uniforms, but the average Singaporean’s clothing would not stand a chance.
Not to mention the general safety level of riding a bike as compared to a 4-wheeled vehicle, especially during the peak travel period, would be compromised.