SINGAPORE - Pasir Ris officially became the third Housing Board town to get a completed network of cycling paths on Sunday morning.
The network spans 13.3 km and will allow residents to cycle from their homes to MRT stations, schools, and shopping malls in the area.
It was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who said that the new network increases safety for both pedestrians and cyclists, as each now have a dedicated lane on the pavement.
However, he also stressed that both parties should continue to keep a look out for each other, in the absence of clear road rules.
"The less vulnerable should look out and give way to the more vulnerable," said Mr Teo, who is also MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
"Second, those who are more vulnerable should be aware of their own vulnerability... and conduct themselves safely at all times."