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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Plans to Review and Extend Guidelines for Covered Linkways Beyond 400 Metres

04 Sep 2020 In Parliament

Mr Don Wee asked the Minister for Transport whether LTA will review and extend the guidelines for covered linkways beyond 400 metres as they are an important part of our infrastructure to link people and amenities.

Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung:

1.     The key objective of LTA's covered linkway programme is to connect large numbers of commuters to major public transport nodes like MRT/LRT stations and bus interchanges in a manner that is fiscally prudent. Covered linkways are provided within a 400 metre radius of key transport nodes, which includes connecting to nearby bus stops within walking distance. This also helps to ensure that our limited financial resources can be stretched to cover more locations and benefit more commuters after taking into account community feedback, as well as the needs of our more vulnerable commuters.