Experts see scope for taking away road space from cars to make way for buses, cyclists or pedestrians downtown

They share views on MOT plans to reimagine road infrastructure amid Covid-19 travel shifts

A cycling path being built outside Covenant Evangelical Free Church in Jelapang Road. In heartland areas, the authorities have taken away road space for cycling paths in certain places, for instance, at a 100m stretch along Jelapang Road in Bukit Pan
In heartland areas, the authorities have taken away road space for cycling paths in certain places, for instance, at a 100m stretch along Jelapang Road in Bukit Panjang. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Singapore's downtown is an area where the authorities could take away road space from cars to make way for public buses, cyclists or pedestrians, said transport experts.

Doing so would bring about multiple benefits, such as revitalising street-level retail and making public transport smoother and more attractive, they added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2020, with the headline 'Experts see scope for road space changes downtown'. Print Edition | Subscribe