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New cycling paths, links to town from Geylang and Queenstown planned


New cycling paths, links to town from Geylang and Queenstown planned


SINGAPORE: Over the subsequent five years, Singapore’s cycling infrastructure may be expanded with new cycling direction networks in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang and Queenstown, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Tuesday (Mar 26). Woodlands can have one among the essential intra-metropolis biking networks, with about 20km added to its present paths and the Park Connector Network (PCN), LTA said. The new tracks will join citizens among four MRT stations: Marsiling, Woodlands and Admiralty MRT stations at the North-South Line, and Woodlands South station on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line. Accessibility between essential facilities and commercial estates will also be more significant.

A 7km cycling network might be built in Toa Payoh, LTA stated. Residents will experience “greater connectivity” among their houses and the Toa Payoh city center, Braddell and Toa Payoh MRT stations.  Bus stops within the place could be retrofitted to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians better.

Choa Chu Kang’s biking community will be improved with the aid of 12km, LTA said.  The authority is engaging in a examine on widening the footpath along Choa Chu Kang West Flyover to a 2.5m great shared path, to join the metropolis to Yew Tee, presently separated by using the Kranji Expressway.

LTA brought that new cycling paths in Geylang (150m long), and Queenstown (2.3km lengthy) might be linked to existing PCNs, allowing residents within the areas to trip without delay into the town.
All biking paths currently deliberate are preliminary and subject to feasibility studies, the authority said. It will retain to work with the relevant companies to make sure a cycling direction network in every HDB city with the aid of 2030.
The authority said in a news release it’d call for tenders to build the trails later this yr. The LTA may even call for a design consultancy gentle to inspect improving strolling and energetic mobility connectivity inside Jurong Lake District and its neighboring cities.