Ang Mo Kio- A Model walking and cycling town

AMK Walking and Cycling town

Ang Mo Kio, one of the most established housing estates in Singapore has become the first “walking and cycling” town.

The first phase of the Ang Mo Kio Cycling network, which includes a 4km cycling path that loops around Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, 3 and 8 was officially opened on 9th July 2016.  Cyclists are able to travel safely and seamlessly through the neighbourhood to Ang Mo Kio MRT station, Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex and the AMK Hub.

When fully completed in 2020, the cycling network in Ang Mo Kio will span 20km and will be the longest in any residential town. The cycling network will include a 2.6km-long walking and cycling corridor that runs along the MRT viaduct between Yio Chu Kang MRT station and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

These new features are also added to make the town more walkable and cyclist-friendly:

Dedicated Cycling Paths

Ang Mo Kio is the first town in Singapore to feature dedicated cycling paths that are red in colour so that they can be easily distinguished from footpaths.

Pedestrian Priority Zone

Pedestrian priority zones are created in areas where pedestrians and cyclists need to spare the space, such as behind bus stops. 

Informal Crossings

Informal crossings enhanced with road features to slow motorists down.

Bicycle wheeling ramps

Bicycle wheeling ramps have been installed along staircases.

Easy to read mapboards

Easy-to-read Mapboards

 

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Before

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After

 

More space to walk and cycle, this junction has been enhances to make it safe and more convenient for pedestrians and cyclists.

Outdoor Terrarium

Outdoor Terrarium for the enjoyment of passersby.

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Art installation under the viaduct

Walking and cycling corridor along MRT

An additional 16km-long cycling path network, including a 1.8km-long walking and cycling corridor along the MRT viaduct between Yio Chu Kang MRT station and Ang Mo Kio MRT station will be built.

Elevated walking and cycling path

Elevated walking and cycling path will allow residents to walk and cycle more safely and conveniently to Ang Mo Kio MRT station by avoiding street-level crossings.

Additional features in Phase 2 that cyclists and residents can look forward too are:

Reclaimed road space

Reclaiming road space (Ang Mo Kio St 44) will be reconfigured to be more accommodating to pedestrians and cyclists.

Secured bike-parking facilities

Secured bike-parking facilities.

North South Corridor

Direct route from Ang Mo Kio to the City. Phase 2 of the cycling path will be linked with 21.5km of the North-South Corridor to enhance connectivity.

Press Release: Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), NParks & URA - More Walking and Cycling Connections for a Car-Lite Singapore

Fact Sheet:  Ang Mo Kio- A Cycling and Walking Town