LTA to install road safety features at elderly-friendly 'Silver Zones'
- POSTED: 04 Aug 2014 15:20
New road safety features to be installed include, special road signs, chicanes, road humps and centre dividers. Works expected to be completed by December.
SINGAPORE: From August 2014, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be installing new road safety features for the elderly at selected locations as part of the Silver Zone pilot programme.
Some of the new road safety features include special road signs to demarcate the silver zone, pinch-points to create a road narrowing effect, chicanes to create curves, road humps to reduce vehicle speeds, and centre dividers to create two-stage crossings. The speed limits on the affected roads will also be reduced to 40kmh where possible.
Road works will begin in early August in Bukit Merah and Jurong West. Works are expected to be completed by October and December, respectively.
The Silver Zone programme was first announced earlier this year in March. Five locations - Bedok, Bukit Merah, Jurong West, Marine Parade and Yishun - have been identified as Silver Zones. These are estates with a large population of seniors and a relatively high accident rate involving the elderly.
WHERE THE SILVER ZONES WILL BE LOCATED:
- Bukit Merah View
- Jurong West Street 52
- Yishun Ring Road (shorter stretch of Yishun Ring Road from Yishun Street 11 to Yishun Avenue 3)
- Bedok North Street 3, Bedok North Avenue 1 (part) and Bedok North Avenue 2
- Marine Terrace and Marine Crescent