SINGAPORE – Plans to achieve a threefold expansion in the cycling network before an original 2030 deadline could be brought forward, as the Government looks to improve infrastructure to facilitate active mobility.
Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said on Tuesday (Dec 17) that the new aim is to expand the network from 440km to about 1,300km a couple of years earlier than targeted, a move to address concerns among e-scooter users over the lack of usable space for their devices following a ban on footpaths.
“We are currently looking at the timeline, hopefully we’ll be able to bring it forward by a couple of years,” said Mr Lam, who added that the Government has to study the infrastructure and look at the possibility of reclaiming roads in order to create space for cycling paths.
Mr Lam had earlier announced that the network will be increased to 750km by 2025 and about 1,300km by 2030.
The move to expedite the plans comes amid concerns raised by e-scooter users about connectivity in Singapore. They are now restricted to using their devices on the 440km worth of cycling paths following a ban on e-scooter on footpaths from Nov 5.
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