6km of new cycling paths launched in Singapore’s central business district

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SINGAPORE: A total of 6km of new cycling paths in the central business district, stretching from Clarke Quay to Bayfront and Tanjong Pagar, were launched on Sunday (Nov 27).

The central area cycling path network connects several MRT stations, including Clarke Quay, Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer stations. It also reaches three newly opened Thomson-East Coast Line stations: Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay.

The cycling paths are demarcated with cyclist logos and with solid or dashed, red or yellow lines on the pavements, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

"For safer and more convenient commuting experiences for both pedestrians and cyclists, LTA widened existing signalised crossings and implemented new crossings along the paths," it added.

Cycling path near Telok Ayer MRT station. (Photo: LTA)
New zebra crossing at Tras Street/Tras Link. (Photo: LTA)

With the new cycling paths, there are now about 21km of cycling paths and park connectors in the area.

Speaking at the launch on Sunday, Transport Minister S Iswaran said: “Here in the CBD and heritage district, there is great potential to make walking and cycling the preferred way to get around.

“This is not just about improving infrastructure and connectivity, which are important in their own rights, but is also about improving the urban landscape, enhancing identity and placemaking opportunities.”

The new paths will make it safer and more convenient for people to cycle from MRT stations to a...

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