Plans afoot to help make walking more convenient, including more sheltered walkways and rest stops

In the last five years, the LTA has built 200km of covered walkways islandwide.
In the last five years, the LTA has built 200km of covered walkways islandwide.PHOTOS: ST FILE, CHONG JUN LIANG
Planners have identified five areas as car-lite precincts where walking, cycling and riding personal mobility devices will be made more convenient.
Planners have identified five areas as car-lite precincts where walking, cycling and riding personal mobility devices will be made more convenient.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
 SENIOR MINISTER OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT JANIL PUTHUCHEARY
SENIOR MINISTER OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT JANIL PUTHUCHEARY

More sheltered walkways, greenery and rest stops among things being looked into, says Janil Puthucheary

Lack of convenience is the main reason why commuters do not walk more, but transport planners are hoping to coax them to use their legs, by exploring ways to make walking more enjoyable.

Besides building sheltered walkways, planting more greenery and having rest stops, as well as things to look at and do along the way, are some of the possibilities being looked into, Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary told The Sunday Times in a recent interview.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Plans afoot to help make walking more convenient'. Print Edition | Subscribe