Illustrative image (Source: 100resilientcities.org) 
Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore is planning to build a comprehensive cycling network with bicycle paths connecting housing estates in the north, south, east and west to the city centre.

 

It is one of the plans that were announced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority on May 28 for a car-lite city centre, the Straits Times reported.

 

In the coming months, the LTA will be calling a tender for companies to design and construct the proposed central area cycling network.
However, no fixed date for the project completion was revealed.

 

According to Gopinath Menon, a senior transport research consultant at Nanyang Technological University, opening more cycling paths will encourage people to cycle longer distances, which they are currently wary of trying because they do not feel safe on roads.

 

The LTA also announced that Singapore will allow commuters continue carrying foldable bikes and personal mobility devices on board public transport from June 1.-VNA