More Bicycle Crossings, Clearer Signs and Cycling Connections
Cyclists can look forward to safer and smoother journeys, as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) continues to ramp up cycling facilities in various towns island-wide. This is part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to promote Active Mobility, a vision of the Walk Cycle Ride Singapore movement.
Improving Intra-town Connectivity
2. To provide better intra-town connectivity for cyclists in Tampines, Pasir Ris, Yishun, Sembawang and Taman Jurong, LTA will call a tender to build more supporting cycling infrastructure. This includes wheeling ramps, bicycle parking facilities and bicycle crossings at junctions which mark out dedicated lanes for cyclists and pedestrians. With these enhancements, cyclists will be able to ride safely and seamlessly through the neighbourhoods and to amenities nearby. Signage in these towns will also be standardised to create a safer and a more conducive environment for everyone. Please refer to Annex A for an example of a cycling town that will sport these features.
Expanding the Taman Jurong Cycling Network
3. LTA will also double the current 5.4km network of intra-town cycling paths in Taman Jurong to 10km in 2020. Expansion works are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2017. When completed, Taman Jurong residents will have a 10km cycling path network that connects them into the town hub, Lakeside MRT station and the neighbouring Jurong Lake District (JLD). This improved connectivity will complement Singapore’s pilot large-scale bicycle-sharing system in the JLD area, where users can rent bicycles at any self-service docking station to get to surrounding amenities. Please refer to Annex B for a map of the new cycling paths at Taman Jurong.
Cycling Links to MRT stations
4. Besides improving infrastructure in cycling towns, LTA has also been rolling out cycling links to connect 12 MRT stations to park connectors nearby. These links bridge the first and last mile connections to the MRT stations, providing dedicated lanes for cyclists and pedestrians.
5. Please refer to Annex C for examples of cycling links near MRT stations. The cycling link near Potong Pasir MRT station was completed in the third quarter of 2016, while the cycling link near Clementi MRT station will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Annex A: Map of Bicycle Crossings at Tampines Cycling Town
Annex B: Map of Upcoming Cycling Paths at Taman Jurong
Annex C: Maps of Cycling Links near MRT stations (Clementi and Potong Pasir)