New cycling paths to be built in 7 towns in 2024

These paths are part of the next phase of the Islandwide Cycling Network.

Sherlyn Sim

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Published: 12 January 2023, 4:37 PM

New cycling paths will be built in Geylang, Hougang, Kaki Bukit, Marine Parade, Potong Pasir, Sengkang and Serangoon by 2024, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release on Thursday (Jan 12).

They are part of the next phase of the Islandwide Cycling Network programme, which aims to accelerate and improve active mobility, connectivity and infrastructure across Singapore. 

The current network of more than 530km includes cycling paths in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Toa Payoh, the Central Business District, Taman Jurong, Tampines, Bedok, Changi-Simei, Jurong Lake District, Pasir Ris, Punggol and Sembawang.

Upon completion in 2030, the cycling path networks will span about 1,300km, and eight in ten HDB residents will be within minutes of the nearest cycling path network.

The network enhances inter-town connectivity with paths connecting existing park connectors, allowing cyclists to cycle to the city from Geylang via the Geylang Park Connector and from Ang Mo Kio via the Kallang Park Connector. There are also ongoing works in Bishan, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Toa Payoh and Woodlands.

To make way for these paths, adjustments to facilities such as drains, bus stops and staircases may be required. Road space may also be repurposed and existing footpaths are expected to be widened. The LTA will notify residents and other stakeholders of any changes that will be made in advance.

Besides the Islandwide Cycling Network programme, the LTA will also implement supporting infrastructure such as bicycle crossings, wheeling ramps, map boards and bicycle parking facilities. 

There are currently 254,000 bicycle parking spaces across the island. Another 3,000 bicycle parking lots will be available at MRT stations by 2025.

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