Works begin for cycling path network in Yishun
It will now be safer to ride a bicycle in Sembawang, with the completion of the 10.7km cycling path network under the National Cycling Plan. Sembawang will join Tampines as the second HDB town with a completed cycling path network. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will also begin constructing another 13.8km of cycling paths in Yishun.
2. At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Yishun cycling path network, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, and Chairman of the Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Committee, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said, “Since we first announced the National Cycling Plan in 2010, we have made good progress in building dedicated cycling path networks in the participating HDB towns. By creating a network of dedicated cycling paths for cyclists of all competencies, we are able to facilitate cycling between homes and nearby activity centres and transport nodes. At the same time, the cycling paths also enhance pedestrian safety, making it safer for all road users.”
3. With the completion of cycling path network under the National Cycling Plan, Sembawang residents can enjoy an extensive 10.7km cycling path network that connects various residential areas to key local amenities within Sembawang town. Cyclists can ride on the cycling path network to get onto the park connector network and cycle to Woodlands and Yishun.
4. For Yishun, LTA will add another 13.8km of cycling paths to the existing 1.7km by 2015. When the 15.5km network is completed, residents can cycle safely from residential areas to both Yishun and Khatib MRT stations, as well as key amenities such as the Yishun Town Centre.
5. Besides Tampines, Sembawang and Yishun, dedicated cycling paths will also be progressively completed in six other towns – Changi-Simei, East Coast, Jurong Lake District, Pasir Ris, Punggol Eco-Town and Taman Jurong.
6. Besides HDB towns, LTA will also be building a comprehensive 16km network of cycling paths in Marina Bay, with the first 2.5km of cycling paths along Marina Gardens Drive, Bayfront Avenue, and Marina Boulevard completed by the end of this year, and another 5km of cycling paths in other parts of Marina Bay by 2014. The rest of the network will be built in tandem with the future developments in the area.
7. Please refer to Annex A for the map of the cycling path network in Sembawang and Yishun.
Launch of iCYCLE – the National Cycling Plan logo
8. To mark the continued commitment to work with cyclists and the community to facilitate safe cycling under the National Cycling Plan, Associate Professor Faishal also unveiled a new logo for the National Cycling Plan at the ceremony today.
9. The logo, iCYCLE, is derived from the word “bicycle” and is a visual play on the words “I” and “cycle”. This logo signifies the role of the individual in choosing cycling as a convenient mode of transport, and that a pleasant and safe cycling experience begins with the individual.