Factsheet: 50 Silver Zones by 2023 to Enhance Road Safety for Senior Pedestrians

News Releases 05 Mar 2020 Silver Zone Factsheet Committee of Supply (COS)

            The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be implementing 15 more Silver Zones to enhance road safety for senior pedestrians, progressively from 2021. Together with the 17 Silver Zones already completed, and another 18 slated for completion by 2021, this will bring the total number of Silver Zones islandwide to 50 by 2023. The upcoming 15 Silver Zones will be implemented in estates such as Tampines, Ang Mo Kio and Hougang, and will be completed by 2023. Please refer to Annex for a list of the new Silver Zone locations.

2          The Silver Zone Scheme, first announced in 2014 involves implementing a series of traffic-calming measures and senior-friendly road safety features at areas with a high proportion of senior residents, and where there have been past accidents involving seniors. Silver Zones tend to be located in close proximity to basic amenities such as food courts and medical centres to allow seniors easier and safer access to these facilities. LTA consults the local community and considers the needs of all stakeholders, including motorists and seniors, in deciding on the location and design of the Silver Zones. In locations where Silver Zones have been implemented, the number of road accidents involving senior pedestrians has dropped by about 80%.

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