Pasir Ris is third town to get intra-town cycling paths

Cyclists trying out the new dedicated cycling path along Pasir Ris Drive 3 in 2011.

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced this morning (Feb 15) that the intra-town dedicated cycling paths in Pasir Ris have been completed. Pasir Ris joins Tampines and Sembawang as the first towns to get their own network of dedicated cycling paths.

LTA said that the paths in Pasir Ris are part of its plans to build intra-town cycling paths in all HDB towns by 2030.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean launched the paths today.

The new paths add 9.3km to the existing network - built by the town council - in Pasir Ris, making the total length 13.3km, LTA said in a statement today. Residents will be able to cycle from their homes to Pasir Ris MRT station, the bus interchange, White Sands mall, and other key amenitites in the estate, it said.

LTA also said it has built two signalised bicycle crossings at Pasir Ris Drive 1 and Drive 3, which see heavier cycling traffic.

Residents can obtain a brochure on the new paths from their community centres and Residents' Committee centres.

LTA plans to integrate the network with the National Parks Board's Park Connector Network, to form an island-wide off-road cycling path network of over 700km by 2030, it said.

Residents in Yishun can expect their own cycling paths by the second quarter of this year, LTA added.