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:
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 zones are created in areas where pedestrians and cyclists need to spare the space, such as behind bus stops.
Informal crossings enhanced with road features to slow motorists down.
Bicycle wheeling ramps have been installed along staircases.
More space to walk and cycle, this junction has been enhances to make it safe and more convenient for pedestrians and cyclists.
Outdoor Terrarium for the enjoyment of passersby.
Art installation under the viaduct
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 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:
Reclaiming road space (Ang Mo Kio St 44) will be reconfigured to be more accommodating to pedestrians and cyclists.
Secured bike-parking facilities.
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.