Dedicated lane for cyclists on the road to be trialled at Seletar from Oct 16
The trial at West Camp Road will last six months.
Cyclists will soon be able to cycle in larger groups along West Camp Road on Sunday mornings.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will begin the six-month trial of a new cycling lane at the road, which runs over 2km long, on Oct 16. The cycling lane will run along both sides of the road and is marked out by solid blue lines.
It will be in operation every Sunday morning from 5am to 11am and only buses and cyclists, including those on power-assisted bicycles, will be allowed during that time, said LTA in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Aug 31).
West Camp road, which runs parallel to the Seletar Airport runway, will be at least the third dedicated on-road cycling lane in Singapore. The existing on-road cycling lanes run on both sides of Tanah Merah Coast Road in Changi East and on Sentosa Island.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng also said in a Facebook post that the lane will allow cyclists to cycle in larger groups. It will also afford them more “safety and security”.
Mr Baey added: “Hopefully, this would help newer on-road cyclists gain confidence and allow room for practising to cycle to the far left of the road when cycling elsewhere.”