The country's first dedicated cycling paths marked in red, to make them more distinguishable, were ready for use on Saturday (June 11).
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it has completed the two stretches of red, spanning 1.5km, along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. These are part of plans to transform Ang Mo Kio into Singapore's first walking and cycling town.
The authority expects to complete a 4-km loop around Ang Mo Kio Avenues 1, 3, and 8 in July. Work started last December.
When fully completed, residents will be able to enjoy a 20km-long cycling path network, including a 2.6km-long cycling and walking corridor connecting the MRT viaduct between Yio Chu Kang MRT station and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
Features such as pedestrian priority zones, traffic junctions enhanced with safety features and map-boards, to make it safer and more conducive for cycling and walking, will also be included.
(First published in The Straits Times)