Cyclists can now enjoy 11.3km of dedicated paths in Tampines

Model cycling town Tampines has become the first Housing Board estate to have a completed dedicated cycling path network under the National Cycling Plan.

The path, which runs across Tampines Avenue 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 as well as smaller streets and park connectors, runs a total of 11.3 km.

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said Tampines was picked because it has a strong cycling culture. "Residents now have the option of cycling instead of taking the feeder bus to the town centre," he added.

Besides Tampines, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is also working on paths for nine other neighbourhoods, which will cost up to $43 million.Marina Bay will also have its own cyclist-friendly network which is likely to cost $23 million.

At the event on Friday evening, LTA also launched its safe cycling guidebook as part of ongoing efforts to inculcate safety among riders.

The agency has also updated the design of "Cyclists Ahead" road signs from the usual black and white, to a brighter yellow and red.

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