Residents in Bukit Panjang will now be able to get around their town using active mobility options more easily with the addition of new cycling paths to complete the town’s cycling path network. The newest cycling paths, which span 8.5 kilometres (km) and run along nearly every street in Bukit Panjang, were launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Adviser to Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan today. There are now almost 16 km of cycling paths and park connectors in the town.
2. To build the cycling paths, LTA worked closely with agencies, as well as schools next to the paths, to overcome space constraints. Approximately 100 metres of road space at Jelapang Road was also repurposed to provide space for the cycling paths.
3. With the expanded network, residents will now be able to walk and cycle with ease, to reach amenities in their neighbourhood such as the three community centres, Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre & Market, and shopping malls such as Bukit Panjang Plaza and Hillion Mall, as well as to Bukit Panjang MRT station and all the eight LRT stations in Bukit Panjang. The new cycling paths also connect with the existing park connectors to enhance accessibility to nearby parks. For instance, a resident living in Senja will be able to use the cycling network to cycle to Zhenghua Nature Park in less than 10 minutes.
4. To enhance first-and-last-mile connectivity, LTA also added bicycle parking facilities at some LRT stations to better meet local demand. In addition, 17 signalised pedestrian crossings were widened and two bicycle crossings have been implemented in the town to support safer active mobility journeys.
5. With the completion of cycling paths in Bukit Panjang, there are now 11 HDB towns with cycling path networks. Under the Islandwide Cycling Network programme, LTA will provide cycling paths in every HDB town, bringing the cycling network to around 1,300km by 2030.
Annex A: Map of Bukit Panjang Cycling Path Network
Annex B: Photos of Bukit Panjang Cycling Paths