To ramp up efforts to make Singapore even more bicycle-friendly, 6km of new cycling paths have been launched in the Central Business District (CBD) on Nov. 27.
The new cycling paths stretch from Clarke Quay to Bayfront and Tanjong Pagar, giving those who work in the city an alternative way to commute to the city.
The paths also connects several central MRT stations including Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, Clarke Quay, and the newly opened Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay.
The new paths will bring the cycling network in the area to 21km.
To improve safety for cyclists in the city, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has also put in place lanes demarcated with cyclist logos with solid or dashed lines in bright red or yellow on the pavements. On top of that, a new pedestrian crossing has been added in Tras Street, and wider crossing has been implemented on Maxwell Road and Wallich Street.
In a Facebook post, LTA also mentioned that 14 developments in the area have also tapped on its Active Commute Grant (ACG) to provide end-of-trip facilities for cyclists.
This means that there will be lockers, showers and changing rooms available to use for cyclists – helpful if you want to turn up to work fresh as a daisy after commuting on a bicycle.
Present at the launch, Transport Minister S Iswaran said that there is great potential to make walking and cycling the preferred way to get around the CBD.
He said the new changes are also key to improving the urban landscape and enhancing identity.
Moving forward, the LTA is considering more cycling paths within the central area, across Orchard, Newton, River Valley, Rochor and Outram.