Ways to enhance walking, cycling town model

Finally, we have a firm project to transform Ang Mo Kio into a model estate for walking and cycling ("Ang Mo Kio to be model walking, cycling town"; yesterday).

I have been to many countries that have such projects.

In Norway, there are bicycle stations everywhere for picking up and returning bicycles, making it very convenient for cyclists.

Planners of the Ang Mo Kio project should consider this facility.

Another facility worth considering is indoor bicycle storage bays for cyclists to store their bicycles safely and away from our harsh weather conditions.

Planners should also consider installing water drinking stations and covered rest areas with seats along the walking route.

Tan Ho Gian

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2015, with the headline 'Ways to enhance walking, cycling town model'. Print Edition | Subscribe