For least pollution exposure along Orchard Road, take the MRT

A study has found that those walking breathe in five times more harmful particles

Dr Erik Velasco with air quality measurement devices at Orchard Road. His study found that commuters travelling via bus or taxi breathed in up to two times more harmful particles compared with taking the MRT.
Dr Erik Velasco with air quality measurement devices at Orchard Road. His study found that commuters travelling via bus or taxi breathed in up to two times more harmful particles compared with taking the MRT.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

There are plenty of public transport options along Singapore's famous shopping belt.

To get from Ion Orchard to Plaza Singapura - two iconic malls that sit on opposite ends of Orchard Road - commuters can take a bus, a train, or hail a taxi. They also have the option of walking down the 1.5km stretch.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'For least pollution exposure along Orchard Rd, take the ...'. Subscribe