SINGAPORE: Over the next five years, Singapore's cycling infrastructure will be expanded with new cycling path networks in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang and Queenstown, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Tuesday (Mar 26).
Woodlands will have one of the largest intra-town cycling networks, with about 20km added to its existing paths and the Park Connector Network (PCN), LTA said.
The new paths will connect residents between four MRT stations: Marsiling, Woodlands and Admiralty MRT stations on the North-South Line, and Woodlands South station on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line. Accessibility between key amenities and industrial estates will also be enhanced.
A 7km cycling network will be built in Toa Payoh, LTA said. Residents will enjoy "greater connectivity" between their homes and the Toa Payoh town centre, Braddell and Toa Payoh MRT stations.
Bus stops in the area will be retrofitted to better accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.
Choa Chu Kang's cycling network will be expanded by 12km, LTA said.
The authority is conducting a study on widening the footpath along Choa Chu Kang West Flyover to a 2.5m wide shared path, which will connect the town to Yew Tee, currently separated by the Kranji Expressway.
LTA added that new cycling paths in Geylang (150m long) and Queenstown (2.3km long) will be connected to existing PCNs, allowing residents in the areas to ride directly into the city.
All cycling paths currently planned are preliminary and subject to feasibility studies, the authority said. It will continue to work with the relevant agencies to ensure a cycling path network in every HDB town by 2030.
READ: ‘45-minute city, 20-minute towns’: Advisory panel outlines vision for Land Transport Master Plan 2040
The authority said in a news release it would call for tenders to build the paths later this year.
The LTA will also call for a design consultancy tender to look into improving walking and active mobility connectivity within Jurong Lake District and its neighbouring towns.