9.6km of cycling paths are being added in Taman Jurong and Tampines
The paths will be opened in the coming months and will bring the total length of cycling paths in Singapore to around 500km.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) opened 5.6km of cycling paths in Taman Jurong on Oct 30 and announced plans to add another 4km in Tampines for a total of 9.6km in both areas.
The additional paths will bring the total length of cycling paths in Singapore to around 500km, and will enhance connectivity within and between towns, bringing greater convenience and improved path safety for residents.
The stretch at Taman Jurong will connect residents to the Lakeside and Chinese Garden MRT stations, as well as schools and amenities.
It will also connect residents to the 15km cycling network at Jurong Lake District, allowing cyclists to reach amenities in Jurong East in less than 30 minutes.
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Tampines residents meanwhile can look forward to 4km of new cycling paths along Tampines Avenue 1, 4, 5, and 8 over the coming months.
These will connect residents from their homes and schools to key amenities like Tampines West MRT station, Our Tampines Hub, Tampines Central Park and Tampines Green Forest Park.
There will be a total of 14km of cycling paths within Tampines town with the addition of these paths.
Map boards will be installed at the junctions of Tampines Avenue 5 and 8 and the junctions of Tampines Avenue 8 and 1 to help people find their way.
Cycling paths are progressively being built and completed in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Panjang, Sembawang, Toa Payoh and Yishun, in line to have 1,300km of cycling paths by 2030.