Ride Around CBD With New Cycling Paths

News Releases 27 Nov 2022 active mobility Active Commute Grant (ACG) cycling paths Walk Cycle Ride (WCR)

        A total of 6km of new cycling paths in the Central Business District (CBD), stretching from Clarke Quay to Bayfront and Tanjong Pagar, was launched by Minister for Transport Mr S Iswaran. These new cycling paths provides pedestrians and cyclists with a wider active mobility network in the CBD and turn the area into a more walkable and pleasant environment.

Central Area cycling path network

2.      The Central Area cycling path network connects to several MRT stations including Clarke Quay, Tanjong Pagar, and Telok Ayer station, as well as the three newly opened Thomson-East Coast Line stations: Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay. With this added connectivity, commuters can now enjoy better first-and-last-mile connectivity for their journeys. The cycling paths also connect to popular areas like Marina Bay and Marina Barrage, and users can also ride along the Singapore River towards Alexandra and Queentown. With the addition of the new cycling paths, there are now around 21km of cycling paths and park connectors in the area. 

3.      To keep the character of the Central Area, the cycling paths, which are mostly on tiled surfaces, are demarcated with cyclist logos, and solid or dashed red or yellow lines on existing or widened pavements. For safer and more convenient commuting experiences for both pedestrians and cyclists, LTA widened existing signalised crossings and implemented new crossings along the paths. 

End-of-trip facilities

4.      The cycling paths are supported by around 4,800 public bicycle parking spaces in the CBD area, located near MRT stations, parks, popular destinations, amenities and other transport nodes. This includes 120 bicycle parking spaces[1] that LTA provided by repurposing 12 streetside car park lots as of 2022. 

5.      Developers can also tap on the Active Commute Grant (ACG)[2] to provide end-of-trip facilities such as lockers, shower stalls, and changing rooms in their developments, offering more seamless and comfortable journeys for active mobility users. The Grant has benefited 14 developments to date, including Chevron House and CapitaSky.

6.      To make active mobility a mode of choice for commuting, LTA is studying the provision of additional cycling paths within the Central Area, across Orchard, Newton, River Valley, Rochor and Outram. We will continue to work closely with our partners to enhance the Walk-Cycle-Ride experience and encourage active modes of travel in the Central Area while keeping up our public education and enforcement efforts to ensure safety for all path users. 

Annex A: Map of Central Area Cycling Path Network
Annex B: Photos of Central Area Cycling Paths

[1] The bicycle parking spaces are located along Club Street, Boon Tat Street, Bukit Pasoh Road, Jiak Chuan Road, Telok Ayer Street and Tras Street.

[2] The Active Commute Grant (ACG) will reimburse eligible developments (office, business park, light/general industrial development and retail developments within 400m of MRT stations) up to 80% of the construction costs of EOT facilities, up to a maximum of S$80,000 per development. More details of ACG can be found here: https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltagov/en/industry_innovations/development_funds/active_commute_grant.html.

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