SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) plans to increase the country’s cycling path network by a third to 1,000km by 2040, according to the Land Transport Master Plan 2040 (LTMP 2040) released on Saturday (May 25).
This will build on an earlier commitment from 2013 to construct 700km of cycling paths by 2030, LTA said.
So far, more than 440km of cycling paths have been built, it added.
To meet that goal, the authority will place cycling paths on both sides of the road in new development areas such as Kampong Bugis, Tengah and Woodlands North Coast.
LTA will also explore facilitating cycling in private residential and industrial estates.
It noted that “only about half of intra-town journeys (are) made on foot or by bicycle today”, adding that “there is room for more to embrace a healthier lifestyle”.
“By expanding our active mobility network, we will not only improve first and last-mile connectivity, but also make it more convenient for people to reach everyday amenities in their nearest neighbourhood centre by walking and cycling,” said the authority in the LTMP 2040.