14.5km of new cycling paths to be built in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh
This is part of the Islandwide Cycling Network programme that aims to expand cycling paths island-wide to 1,300km by 2030.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) opened 14.5km of cycling paths in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh on Oct 1.
This is part of LTA’s Islandwide Cycling Network introduced back in March 2020, which aims to expand the cycling paths island-wide to around 1,300km by 2030.
Cyclists in Ang Mo Kio can enjoy 7km of new cycling paths, on top of the existing 4km of cycling paths. The paths provide stronger first-and-last-mile connectivity to Mayflower and Lentor MRT stations, as well as accessibility to various amenities in the area like schools, town centres, hawker centres and parks.
Two lanes along Ang Mo Kio Street 43 were also repurposed to new cycling paths to provide a safer and more comfortable experience for walking and cycling.
Works are still ongoing for another 16km of cycling paths which are slated for completion in 2026. These include paths running along most main roads in the Ang Mo Kio town, in the new Linear Park, which will run along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, and within Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, which connects the park to the Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
When implemented, the total network of cycling paths in Ang Mo Kio Town will span over 27km.
With close to 4km of the planned 7.7km Bishan Town cycling path network already completed, it will also be much more convenient for cyclists to travel from Ang Mo Kio to Bishan town.
The Bishan Town cycling path network also complements the existing Kallang Park Connector, providing Bishan residents with active mobility connectivity to Kallang Riverside Park. The remaining 3.7km of cycling paths are expected to be completed next year.
In Toa Payoh Town, 3.5km of cycling paths are completed, with the remaining 5.5km slated for completion in 2023.
The completed cycling path network will progressively open for use once ready, connecting cyclists to Braddell and Toa Payoh MRT stations, as well as key amenities such as Toa Payoh HDB Hub, markets, parks as well as schools in the area.