Cyclists cheer expansion of paths but call for better safety

Some want lanes for cyclists and pedestrians to be better designed to reduce hazards, and clear rule on right of way

The LTA announced that more than 40km of cycling paths will be added to five towns as part of efforts to expand Singapore's cycling network.
The LTA announced that more than 40km of cycling paths will be added to five towns as part of efforts to expand Singapore's cycling network.PHOTO: ST FILE

The cycling community welcomed the planned expansion of Singapore's cycling paths, though some said more could be done to make paths here safer for all.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced yesterday that more than 40km of cycling paths will be added to five towns - Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang, Toa Payoh, Geylang and Queenstown - as part of efforts to expand Singapore's cycling network and bring the country closer to a car-lite future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Cyclists cheer expansion of paths but call for better safety'. Subscribe