Dr Vivian Balakrishnan during flag off next to Bangkit Court Multi-Purpose Hall along Bukit Panjang Ring Road on Feb 18. SINGAPORE – Residents in Bukit Panjang will now be able to get around more seamlessly, as nearly every street in the town has a cycling path, with 8.5km of new paths launched on Saturday.
This brings the total distance of cycling paths and park connectors in Bukit Panjang to almost 16km, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
With the expanded network, residents will now be able to walk or cycle to three community centres, Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market and shopping malls such as Bukit Panjang Plaza and Hillion Mall.
The paths also connect to Bukit Panjang MRT station and all eight LRT stations in the area, said LTA.
The new paths are linked to existing park connectors and parks too.
At the launch event on Saturday morning held at Bangkit Court Multi-Purpose Hall, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that residents can also access the neighbouring town of Choa Chua Kang and the Rail Corridor, which stretches from Kranji in the north to Tanjong Pagar in the south.
“What it means for residents of Bukit Panjang is that from here, you can go to all the places you need within the town, go to the neighbouring town, take the long trail to Kranji or Tanjong Pagar or come along Bukit Timah Canal to the Singapore Botanic Gardens,” said Dr Balakrishnan, who is also an MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.Get tips to grow your investments […]
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