Better cycling infrastructure in 5 towns to improve network connectivity: LTA

People cycling on a bike path between Tampines Street 83 and 82.
People cycling on a bike path between Tampines Street 83 and 82.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will call a tender to build new cycling infrastructure in Tampines, Pasir Ris, Yishun, Sembawang and Taman Jurong, it said in a press statement on Friday (Sept 23).

The infrastructure will include wheeling ramps, bicycle parking facilities and bicycle crossings at junctions, as well as standardised signs.

The new infrastructure is intended to improve connectivity in these neighbourhoods, making it easier for residents to get from one place to another by bike.

Similarly, five more MRT stations - Clementi, Hougang, Marsiling, Promenade, and Sengkang - will be connected to park connectors by cycling links by the end of the year.

Such cycling links, which have dedicated bicycle and pedestrian lanes, have already been rolled out in Bishan, Buangkok, Dakota, Dover, Potong Pasir, Woodlands, and Yew Tee.

LTA also said that it would start work in early 2017 to expand the cycling network in Taman Jurong to 10km of paths in 2020, up from the current 5.4km.

The cycling paths will connect Taman Jurong residents to Lakeside MRT station and to the nearby Jurong Lake District, where LTA is piloting a large-scale bicycle-sharing scheme late next year.