Bencoolen Street

Bencoolen Street

Bencoolen Street lies at the heart of Singapore’s flourishing cultural district. The strip between middle Road and Bras Basah Road has been closed for the construction of the Downtown Line’s Bencoolen Station since 2011.

Bicycle parking racks

Dedicated bus lane

a car-lite street

The revitalized Bencoolen Street is reopened for public use from 28 May 2017. Rather than merely reinstate former roads as they were, it has been converted to a shared space, with wide footpaths, trees and benches for pedestrians to enjoy.

Other car-lite features include:

  • A dedicated cycling path connects Bencoolen to the city, west, north and south of Singapore. See: Central Area Cycling Network
  • More than 125 bicycle parking spaces lined along the street for added convenience
  • A dedicated bus lane for faster and smoother bus journeys

Car-Free Sunday

Watch this space

Besides the Bencoolen Street, public spaces were created by reclaiming road space in the Civic District for a more walkable and people-friendly precinct.

The reclaimed spaces allow hosting of large-scale outdoor events such as Car-Free Sunday SG that is enjoyed by many Singaporeans.

Ongoing works along Coleman Street, Armenian Street and Waterloo Street will make the city centre more pedestrian-friendly. See map for enhancement works around the city centre