Ang Mo Kio gets Singapore's first red cycling paths

Two completed stretches of designated cycling paths opened in Ang Mo Kio on Saturday, with a 4km loop to open in July.
Channel NewsAsia 11 Jun 16;

SINGAPORE: From Saturday (Jun 11), residents in Ang Mo Kio can make use of two completed stretches of designated cycling paths, the first in Singapore to be marked in red to make them more distinguishable.

They are part of plans to transform Ang Mo Kio into Singapore's first model walking and cycling town, which were unveiled by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in December 2014.

According to LTA, a 4km loop cycling route around Ang Mo Kio Avenues 1, 3 and 8 is also expected to open in July. Work on it started in December last year.

When fully completed, residents will be able to enjoy a 20km-long cycling path network, including a 2.6km cycling and walking corridor that will connect the MRT viaduct between Yio Chu Kang MRT station and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

LTA will also incorporate 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.

- CNA/ek

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