An artist’s impression of an underpass connecting Tampines to Simei. SINGAPORE – Tampines cyclists can look forward to another 8km of cycling paths under a new project that increases the length of cycling paths in the town to 30km by 2026.
The Land Transport Authority on Wednesday (July 13) called for a tender for the expansion of Tampines’ cycling paths, which will better connect places like Tampines Avenue 2 and 7 to hubs such as Tampines East MRT station and Tampines Mall.
The tender also includes an overhead cycling bridge to Pasir Ris and a cycling underpass to neighbouring Simei, facilities that will make the connections easier for cyclists, who currently have to push their bicycles over pedestrian bridges.
The project enhances the connectivity of a town that already boasts one of the most comprehensive and longest cycling networks in Singapore and which had been earmarked as the nation’s second walking and cycling town in 2017, after Ang Mo Kio.
Currently, the town has 17km of cycling paths, 4km of which were launched in January this year connecting residents in Tampines Avenue 1, Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines Avenue 5 and Tampines Avenue 8.
Another 5km of cycling paths are currently being built and set to be finished in 2024, mostly centred around the central areas of Tampines Avenue 5, Tampines Street 12 and Tampines Street 21.
Mr Vareck Ng, a regular bicycle user in Tampines, said he started cycling in 2019 as the cycling paths are a great time saver, sometimes allowing him to get […]