6km of new cycling paths launched in CBD; paths connect Clarke Quay to Bayfront and Tanjong Pagar
The new cycling paths were launched on Nov 27.
A total of 6km of new cycling paths, stretching from Clarke Quay to Bayfront and Tanjong Pagar in the Central Business District (CBD) area, were launched on Sunday (Nov 27) according to a news release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
In his speech during the launch event, Minister for Transport S Iswaran shared that the new cycling paths are a part of efforts “to make active mobility the preferred option for green commutes”.
With the addition of the new cycling paths, the Central Area cycling path network now has around 21km of cycling paths and park connectors.
The network connects to the three newly-opened Thomson-East Coast Line stations: Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay. It is also connected to several other MRT stations including Clarke Quay, Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer station.
According to LTA, commuters can now also expect better first-and-last-mile connectivity for their journeys.
The cycling paths, which are mostly on tiled surfaces, are demarcated with cyclist logos and solid or dashed red or yellow lines on existing or widened pavements.
LTA has also widened existing signalised crossings and implemented new crossings along the paths to provide pedestrians and cyclists with safer and more convenient commuting experiences.
Around 4,800 public bicycle parking spaces are available in the CBD area. They are located near MRT stations, parks, popular destinations, amenities and other transport nodes.
Out of these bicycle parking spaces provided by LTA, 120 were repurposed from 12 streetside car park lots.
LTA is also studying the provision of additional cycling paths within the Central Area, across Orchard, Newton, River Valley, Rochor and Outram, to make active mobility a mode of choice for commuting.
It also aims to work closely with partners to enhance the Walk-Cycle-Ride experience and encourage active modes of travel in the Central Area while continuing public education and enforcement efforts to ensure safety for all path users.