Improve traffic flow at Holland Village junction

The authorities should review the traffic flow from Holland Avenue to Lorong Liput in Holland Village.

Lorong Liput has only two lanes going into Holland Village, but one lane is usually taken up by cars stopping at the lay-by for passengers to alight or board. What makes things worse is the zebra crossing sited just a few steps away.

With the high volume of visitors to Holland Village, especially during peak hours, cars coming in have to wait for a long time for the pedestrians to clear. This results in a bottle-neck at the junction of Lorong Liput and Holland Avenue, which slows down traffic flow along Holland Avenue towards Holland Road.

Car queues also form along Holland Avenue going towards Commonwealth Avenue, as drivers wait for their chance to turn into Holland Village.

The solution may be to relocate the pick-up/drop-off lay-by to Lorong Mambong, which has less heavy car traffic, and to convert the zebra crossing to a signalised pedestrian crossing, so that cars coming in have some time to move. This would also be safer for the pedestrians.

Thomas Lee Chee Chee

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