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Bicycle

KL has recently been promoting cycling as a means of getting around, creating some blue-painted bike paths in the city centre – although on many you'll still have to jostle with cars, motorbikes and scooters and pedestrians!

As a visitor you'll likely be better off joining a cycle tour such as those run by Bike With Elena and MikesBikes.

o.bike

The rental service oBike (www.o.bike/my) is available in Kuala Lumpur. Download its app and you can rent out its bicycles for a refundable deposit of RM109 and a usage charge of RM1 per 15 minutes. There are no official docking stations – instead you use the app to unlock the locks on the silver and yellow bikes themselves. oBikes can usually be found next to KL City Gallery and at the junction of Jln Tun Sanbanthan and Jln Sultan Abdul Samad in Little India, Brickfields, as well as many other scattered locations. Be warned that many bikes are in poor condition.

Resources

  • Cycling Kuala Lumpur (cyclingkl.blogspot.com) Online map of bike routes and plenty of detail on how to stay safe on KL's roads.

  • Bike Kitchen (www.facebook.com/bikekitchenkl) Nonprofit community group that helps people learn about fixing bicycles and cycling in general.