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LTA Unveils New Cycling Paths For 5 HDB Towns

Singapore’s cycling networks will be expanded over the next five years, with new cycling path networks in Toa Payoh, Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang and Queenstown, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Tuesday (26 Mar).

Woodland’s cycling paths will be expanded by around 20km – making it one of the estates with the largest intra-town cycling networks.

The new cycling paths will provide residents seamless connectivity to four MRT stations – Marsiling, Woodlands and Admiralty MRT stations as well as the Woodlands South station on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line. Connectivity to industrial estates and key amenities will also be enhanced.

Toa Payoh will also see the construction of a 7km cycling network – offering residents “greater connectivity between their homes and the Toa Payoh town centre, Braddell and Toa Payoh MRT stations and bus interchange and other key amenities in Toa Payoh”, said LTA.

It noted that bus stops within the area will be redesigned to better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Choa Chu Kang’s cycling network, on the other hand, will be expanded by 12km.

LTA is also looking at widening the existing footpath along Choa Chu Kang West Flyover to improve cycling connectivity to Yew Tee town.

Meanwhile, a 150m-long cycling path will be built in Geylang and a 2.3km-long one in Queenstown to allow residents to “ride directly to the city centre”.

“Estimated to complete in the next five years, these new cycling paths will add on to the 120km of cycling paths across the island and nine cycling towns implemented to date,” said LTA.

It added that it will continue to work with relevant agencies to ensure that every HDB town will have a cycling path by 2030.

Separately, LTA revealed that it will call a design consultancy tender later this year “to study how to enhance the walking environment within Jurong Lake District (JLD) and improve its active mobility connectivity to neighbouring towns”.

“This will complement the existing 15km cycling path network in JLD and upcoming cycling paths in Taman Jurong that are expected to be completed in 2020,” it added.

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