Supporting Active Mobility Journeys in Western Singapore

News Releases 11 Sep 2023 cycling paths active mobility Islandwide Cycling Network (ICN)

                  LTA has called a tender to build new cycling paths in Clementi, Bukit Batok and Jurong West under LTA’s Islandwide Cycling Network (ICN) programme. In addition, cycling paths will also be built in Queenstown.

2               Construction of cycling paths will commence in phases, as soon as the relevant feasibility studies are completed, to allow residents to enjoy the benefits sooner. When progressively completed from 2024, residents can look forward to improved active mobility connectivity to key amenities such as transport nodes, shopping malls and the respective neighbourhood centres in areas including Boon Lay, Nanyang, Pioneer, West Coast and Dover.

Embracing More Sustainable Construction Practices

3               Under the ICN programme, LTA is accelerating the construction of cycling paths across the island to encourage healthier and greener journeys. Besides facilitating green commutes, LTA’s sustainability efforts also extend to the use of more environmentally-friendly construction methods and materials.

4               Specifically, LTA will stipulate the use of low carbon concrete[1] in the current tender, as well as all future cycling path tenders. Low carbon concrete has a lower overall carbon footprint compared to conventional concrete.

5               LTA will also look into other sustainable materials such as Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) for cycling path construction[2]. LTA will continue to work closely with the Building and Construction Authority on the use of more sustainable materials for our projects.

6               When fully realised, the ICN programme will result in a cycling network spanning some 1,300km of cycling paths by 2030 and allow 8 in 10 HDB residents to be within minutes of their nearest cycling path.

Annex: Artist Impressions

[1] Examples of low carbon concrete include Carbon Mineralised Concrete and concrete containing Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag (GGBS). GGBS is a by-product of iron manufacturing.

[2] This is an alternative material to the steel rebar commonly used in construction today. GFRP is much lighter than steel and it is also strong and corrosion-proof.

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