Expect new cycling path networks in Woodlands, Toa Payoh and Choa Chu Kang, as well as cycling paths linking Geylang and Queenstown to the city in the next five years.
“The expansion of cycling networks and related cycling infrastructure in Singapore will encourage active mobility as a mode of transport, and improve accessibility and connectivity for Singaporeans,” said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release on Tuesday (26 March).
The authority added that it will call for tenders “later this year” to build these cycling paths, which are estimated to complete in the next five years.
The additions include extending existing cycling paths and the Park Connector Network in Woodlands by about 20km more, making it one of the largest intra-town cycling networks.
This will allow residents to connect between Marsiling, Woodlands and Admiralty MRT stations on the North-South Line (NSL), and Woodlands South stations on the future Thomson-East Coast (TEL), said LTA.
A 7km cycling network will also be built in Toa Payoh, with existing infrastructure such as bus stops re-designed to better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.
An additional 12km of cycling paths will be added to Choa Chu Kang’s existing cycling network, with the LTA studying the feasibility of widening the existing footpath along Choa Chu Kang West Flyover to a 2.5m wide shared path.
“This will improve cycling connectivity between Choa Chu Kang town and Yew Tee town, which are currently separated by the Kranji Expressway (KJE),” said the LTA.
New cycling paths to be constructed in Geylang and Queenstown – 150m and 2.3km in length respectively – will also connect existing PCNs to the city centre.
To date, 120km of cycling paths across Singapore and nine cycling towns have already been implemented. These towns are Tampines, Sembawang, Changi-Simei, Pasir Ris, Yishun, Punggol, Ang Mo Kio Phase 1, Jurong Lake District (JLD) and Bedok.
“The LTA will continue to work with relevant agencies to plan and develop the cycling path networks so that there will be a cycling path network in every HDB town by 2030,” said the LTA.
Separately, the LTA will also be calling a design consultancy tender later this year to study how to enhance the walking environment within JLD and improve its mobility connectivity to neighbouring towns.
This will complement the existing 15km cycling path network in JLD and upcoming cycling paths in Taman Jurong that are expected to be completed in 2020, added the authority.
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