60 sites identified for roads in Singapore to be converted for pedestrians and cyclists


About 60 sites have been identified where roads could be converted into cycling paths or foot paths. The community is being engaged on five of them by the Land Transport Authority. This information was given by Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Transport on March 5.
In a trial to widen a footpath,  the Land Transport Authority will start surfacing over roadside parking spots along Havelock road. There is an ongoing trial to make way for pedestrians next to Kampung Admiralty. 
During the debate on the budget, Dr Khor said that the Land transport Authority will look to improve the experience of the pedestrians in the civic district and the Anderson bridge will be potentially closed off to traffic. 
To improve the infrastructure for the cyclists and pedestrians, the streetscape in areas such as Sembawang and Jalan Besar will also be reshaped with time. To identify potential enhancements, the Land Transport Authority will seek reviews from town councils and residents before commencing the project. The footpaths will be made wider to make it more walkable. Gradually the roadside parking spaces will be removed. 
The changes made will be made permanent only after the community will show its support. Cycling network is being expanded because commuters have started cycling or walking for shorter distances. 
All the 60 projects identified wil be accessed properly. When a project will seem to be beneficial, the further proceeds will be made. The goal is to increase the cycling path network from 460 km to 1,300 km by 2030. By the end of 2021, 28 km cycling paths will be added to various estates. Priority will be given to towns who do not have cycling paths. 


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