Friday, December 22, 2017

New red bike paths open in Bedok

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/new-red-bike-paths-open-bedok
By Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent, The New Paper, 22 December 2017 at 06:00 am


Cyclists using the red-coloured path along Bedok North Avenue 3.
PHOTO: Cyclists using the red-coloured path along Bedok North Avenue 3.
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Cycling around Bedok just became easier and safer with the opening of the first 5km of a planned 13km of bike paths yesterday.

The paths run along stretches of New Upper Changi Road, Bedok North Avenue 3, Bedok North Street 2, Chai Chee Road and Sims Avenue East. The rest of the paths (8km) will open next month (January 2018), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) told The Straits Times.



A cyclist using the red path along Bedok North Street 1 on 21 December 2017.
PHOTO: A cyclist using the red path along Bedok North Street 1 on 21 December 2017.
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"When the entire network is completed, it will feature additional bicycle crossings, bicycle parking boxes and wheeling ramps to make it safer and more conducive for cycling," its spokesman said.

The new paths are red and modelled on those first used in Ang Mo Kio, the test bed for new cycling infrastructure. The LTA said the red lanes are popular with residents as they are easily distinguishable from regular footpaths, adding: "(They) also help alert pedestrians to the presence of cyclists and personal mobility device users."



Cyclists on a red path along Bedok North Avenue 3 and near Bedok North Street 2 on 21 December 2017.
PHOTO: Cyclists on a red path along Bedok North Avenue 3 and near Bedok North Street 2 on 21 December 2017.
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Construction of the cycling network started in the middle of 2015. [2]

Bedok is set to become the ninth cycling town next year, joining the likes of Jurong Lake District, Punggol and Pasir Ris.

The Government's plan is to construct cycling paths in all 26 Housing Board towns by 2030, contributing to an islandwide network of 700km.

The network, which includes park connectors, is now more than 400km.


An errant cyclist cycles on the road instead of the red path along Bedok North Avenue 3 and near Bedok North Street 2 on 21 December 2017.
PHOTO: An errant cyclist cycles on the road instead of the red path along Bedok North Avenue 3 and near Bedok North Street 2 on 21 December 2017.
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Bedok resident Colin Wong, 34, a warehouse assistant, said the new paths will help separate pedestrians from cyclists, and improve safety for more vulnerable groups such as the elderly and young children.

The cycling lanes are wide and spacious. Elderly cyclists who ride to the market or ferry their grandchildren to school will be safer on the path,” said Mr Wong, the founder of Relac Riders, a cycling club of about 30 riders who meet up about once a week.



Bedok is set to become the ninth cycling town next year, joining the likes of Jurong Lake District, Punggol and Pasir Ris.
PHOTO: Bedok is set to become the ninth cycling town next year, joining the likes of Jurong Lake District, Punggol and Pasir Ris. [2]
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Picture posted by Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent on 21 December 2017 at 4:07 pm SGT

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By Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent, The New Paper, 22 December 2017 at 06:00 am
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Reference
[1] Adrian Lim,Transport Correspondent, The New Paper, New red bike paths open in Bedok, posted on 22 December 2017 at 06:00 am, http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/new-red-bike-paths-open-bedok

[2] Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent, New red cycling paths open in Bedok; 13km bike network to fully open in January, posted on 22 December 2017 at 04:07 pm SGT, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/new-red-cycling-paths-open-in-bedok-13km-bike-network-to-open-fully-in-january

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