Over 40km of cycling paths to be built in next five years

More than 40km of cycling paths will be built in five towns over the next five years as part of efforts to expand the cycling infrastructure here, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced. Tenders to build the paths – to be located in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang and Queenstown – will be called later in the year, the authority added. The 7km of cycling paths in Toa Payoh will be a first for the town, Singapore’s second-oldest housing estate and the first built by HDB. Meanwhile, Woodlands will see 20km added to its current 4km of cycling paths and more than 8km of park connectors. This will make the cycling network for the northern town among the largest here. The new paths will also connect to key amenities as well as four MRT stations – Marsiling, Woodlands and Admiralty MRT stations on the North-South Line, and the Woodlands South station on the Thomson-East Coast Line which will open by the end of this year. An additional 12km of cycling paths will be a major boost to the existing half-kilometre stretch in Choa Chu Kang.