Parking spaces cut in car-lite precinct

An artist's impression of Kallang Riverside Park with water sensitive design features.
An artist's impression of Kallang Riverside Park with water sensitive design features. PHOTO: URA

A new private residential neighbourhood near Kallang River could mark the first here to have one parking space for every two residential units. Most others have at least one parking space per unit.

To be ready in one to two years, Kampong Bugis will have about 4,000 units. It is one of three new precincts - including Holland Plain and Bayshore - that aim to be car-lite, more green and open, and have community spaces such as public parks. A new exhibition by the Urban Redevelopment Authority launched yesterday shows how this concept could be actualised.

Kampong Bugis could also have "softer" barriers such as vegetation and contain various environmentally friendly features, including a district-level pneumatic waste conveyance system - a first for a private residential district.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2017, with the headline 'Parking spaces cut in car-lite precinct'. Print Edition | Subscribe