The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will accelerate the building of cycling path networks and active mobility infrastructure across Singapore over the next 10 years under a new Islandwide Cycling Network (ICN) Programme. LTA’s preliminary estimate is that this will cost more than $1 billion. The programme will bring greater convenience and enhanced connectivity to active mobility device users, and improve safety for all path users, including pedestrians.
Singapore’s current cycling path network spans 440km. Under the ICN programme:
- By 2023, every HDB town will have cycling paths. Collectively, these will span around 800km, almost double the length of the current cycling path network;
- By 2026, Singapore’s cycling path network will be expanded to 1,000km. 8 in 10 HDB residents will be within minutes away from their cycling path network and;
- By 2030, Singapore’s cycling path network will be expanded to 1,320km which will provide comprehensive connectivity for all active mobility users.
Upcoming Cycling Path Networks
LTA will progressively build cycling paths in HDB towns which currently have limited cycling path connectivity – Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Timah, Clementi, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang/Whampoa, Marine Parade, Queenstown, Sengkang and Serangoon. Residents across these towns will be able to look forward to better active mobility connectivity in the years to come. For towns with basic cycling path networks, LTA will build additional cycling paths near major transport nodes and key amenities.
Residents in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Panjang, Taman Jurong and Tampines towns will benefit from better active mobility connectivity as construction will be completed on sections of cycling paths in these towns by this year. We will also commence construction of cycling paths in Toa Payoh this year.
Looking forward, LTA will commence construction of cycling paths in Choa Chu Kang and Woodlands in 2021. New cycling paths in Geylang and Queenstown connecting existing Park Connector Networks to the City Centre will also be completed in 2021.
More comprehensive cycling paths will be introduced in all new HDB towns such as Tengah and Bidadari, and residents can look forward to convenient access to cycling paths once they move into their new development.
Enhancing Safety for All – Pedestrians and Active Mobility Device Users
In addition to the ICN Programme, LTA will also continue to facilitate improvements to enhance safety on footpaths for all path users. These include the widening of footpaths, the installation of warning signs or markings and other speed calming measures to remind active mobility device users to take the necessary precautions in areas where there are more interactions with pedestrians. Please see here for examples of such safety treatments. Wider traffic and bicycle crossings will also be built along with active mobility infrastructure such as bicycle parking facilities.
LTA will continue to work closely with partner agencies and the community to implement the cycling path networks in HDB towns to enhance the safety and connectivity for all path users.