We refer to the letters by Mr Eric Loo Min Hua and Mr Jeffrey Tan on dedicated on-road cycling lanes (The New Paper, 20 Oct 2014).
Currently, cyclists are allowed to ride on all roads, including the bus lanes at all times, except expressways and road tunnels. To improve and expand the provision of cycling facilities, our approach is to provide dedicated off-road cycling paths as they are safer and can better cater to cyclists of all skill levels.
The Land Transport Master Plan 2013 has laid down long term plans to build a dedicated cycling path network in every HDB town so people can cycle safely to the MRT station and nearby amenities. Over the next 15 years, we will connect cycling path networks between adjacent towns where there is sufficient demand, and also integrate intra-town networks with NParks’ Park Connector Networks to give cyclists a comprehensive island-wide cycling path network that will reach over 700km in length. More cycling infrastructure will also be provided to improve the cycling experience, such as bicycle crossings, wheeling ramps and parking facilities.
It will take some time for all the cycling infrastructure projects to be completed, but we are working hard to make cycling more convenient and safe.
We thank Mr Loo and Mr Tan for the opportunity to clarify.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations
Land Transport Authority