Residents in Tampines can now enjoy better active mobility connectivity with the addition of four kilometres of cycling paths to link them to major amenities within the town.
Located along Tampines Avenue 1, 4, 5 and 8, the new paths link residents directly from their homes and schools to key amenities such as the Tampines West MRT station, Our Tampines Hub, as well as green community spaces such as the Tampines Central Park and Tampines Green Forest Park. With the launch of these new cycling paths, the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Housing Development Board, National Parks Board, People’s Association, and Tampines Town Council have now completed 25km of cycling paths and park connectors in Tampines.
The cycling paths have a distinctive red coating to clearly distinguish them from footpaths. Safety markings to remind users to slow down and speed regulating strips have also been implemented along the new paths to remind active mobility device users to ride safely and keep a look out for other path users.
Five pedestrian crossings along the cycling routes have been widened to enhance safety for both pedestrians and cyclists. Coupled with the existing 19 bicycle crossings, cyclists can now enjoy a safer and more seamless cycling experience in Tampines. Improvement works were also carried out to create space for cycling paths behind 13 bus stops in Tampines to improve safety for both cyclists and bus commuters. LTA will continue to work with other agencies to further expand the Tampines cycling path network.
To facilitate wayfinding, mapboards have been installed at the junctions of Tampines Avenue 5 and 8, as well as the junctions of Tampines Avenue 8 and 1. These boards provide details on key amenities and transport nodes within walking and cycling distance to help pedestrians and cyclists find their way around the estate more easily.
Under our Islandwide Cycling Network programme (ICN), LTA will expand cycling path connectivity to around 1,300km by 2030. Besides the new paths in Tampines and the recently launched ones in Taman Jurong, new cycling paths are progressively being built and completed in other towns as well to allow more to embrace active mobility and enable greener and healthier commutes.