Photos showing the bikes being chained outside HDB units, thrown into canals, and even a case of a bike being repainted so the user can claim it as his own have emerged via social media. Thus, how are we going to benefit from such schemes? True, the bad apples may only represent a minority of the users, but as long as vandalism and abuse occurs, there is very little chance for the scheme to actually take off big time.
Sad fact is, bad apples are everywhere. They will vandalise and abuse the system, without thought for others. So, instead of social media showing the aftermath of these vandalised bikes, maybe it is time we show the face of the vandals themselves?