New cycling paths enhance active mobility in Bukit Panjang, Singapore

Posted: 23 February 2023 | | No comments yet

The completion of the 8.5km of cycling paths brings Bukit Panjang’s total network to 16km, enhancing active travel options for residents and improving access to local amenities.

New cycling paths enhance active mobility in Bukit Panjang, Singapore

Credit: Land Transport Authority

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that residents in Bukit Panjang will now be able to get around their town using active mobility options more easily, with the addition of new cycling paths to complete the town’s cycling path network.

The newest cycling paths, which span 8.5km and run along nearly every street in Bukit Panjang. There are now almost 16 km of cycling paths and park connectors in the town.

In order to build the cycling paths, LTA had worked closely with agencies, as well as schools next to the paths, to overcome space constraints. Approximately 100m of road space at Jelapang Road had also been re-purposed to provide space for the cycling paths.

LTA begins next phase of its Islandwide Cycling Network programme

With the expanded network, residents will now be able to walk and cycle with ease, reach amenities in their neighbourhood, shopping centres, the Bukit Panjang MRT station and all the eight light rail transit (LRT) stations in the town. The new cycling paths also connect with the existing park connectors to enhance accessibility to nearby parks. 

Furthermore, to enhance first- and last-mile connectivity, LTA has also added bicycle parking facilities at some LRT stations to better meet local demand. In addition, 17 signalised pedestrian crossings have been widened and two bicycle crossings have been implemented in the town to support safer active mobility journeys.

With the completion of cycling paths in Bukit Panjang, there are now 11 Housing and Development Board (HDB) towns with cycling path networks. Under the Islandwide Cycling Network programme, LTA will provide cycling paths in every HDB town, bringing the cycling network to around 1,300km by 2030.

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