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Written Reply by Minister for Transport S Iswaran to Parliamentary Question on Update on Cycling Networks in HDB Towns

12 Jan 2022 In Parliament

Mr Ang Wei Neng asked the Minister for Transport 

a.     whether the Ministry can provide an update on the development of cycling path networks in HDB towns; and 

b.     when will LTA build the cycling path networks in Nanyang and Gek Poh estates.

Reply by Minister for Transport S Iswaran:

1.     The Government is committed to building around 1300km of cycling paths by 2030 under the Islandwide Cycling Network programme. With this, we will have cycling path networks in all HDB towns to support the uptake of active mobility in a safe and convenient way for all path users.

2.     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has continued to implement new cycling paths despite the delays caused by COVID-19. There is now a total of around 500km of cycling paths across Singapore, and that will be extended to 800km in two to three years’ time. Many Singaporeans have benefitted from the greater connectivity of the cycling path network.

3.     To this end, works are ongoing in the Central Area and towns such as Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Toa Payoh, and Woodlands. These will be progressively completed in the next few years. Concurrently, LTA has called tenders for engineering consultancy studies to facilitate the design of cycling paths in other towns, including Gek Poh and Nanyang estates. We will provide an update on the construction timeline when details are available.