Tampines residents will enjoy a safer and more comprehensive walking and cycling network by 2022, as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) lines up a series of infrastructure enhancements to transform Tampines into a Walking and Cycling Town.
Making it even safer to walk and cycle in Tampines
It will be safer and more convenient for pedestrians, especially those with mobility constraints, to walk around Tampines with the introduction of new features, such as wider footpaths and barrier-free ramps. LTA will also re-design the roads within Tampines Town and introduce more speed-calming measures, such as two-stage crossings to help the elderly cross roads more safely. Public spaces will be redesigned to support events and activities, creating vibrancy and enhancing the liveability for residents.
To enhance cycling connectivity, LTA will triple the existing 6.9km cycling path network in Tampines Town to about 21km. This comprehensive network will connect the three MRT stations within Tampines Town to homes, schools and other key amenities such as our Tampines Hub, community centres and food centres. Existing cycling paths will be widened and bicycle crossings will be improved with additional signs and markings for a seamless and safer riding experience. LTA will also re-design existing infrastructure within the town, such as bus stops, to better accommodate the needs of cyclists and pedestrians.
4. To support Tampines’ growth as the regional employment centre in the east, LTA will build trunk cycling routes between Tampines and neighbouring towns such as Pasir Ris and Simei, as well as to the Changi Business Park and Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre (EXPO). For example, LTA is studying the feasibility of building a cycling bridge over the Tampines Expressway (TPE) to connect Tampines and Pasir Ris towns, as well as a cycling underpass to link Tampines with Simei.
Involving the community
LTA will continue to work closely with the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and the Tampines community to draw up the transformation plans. LTA will be calling a tender for design consultancy and aims to complete the transformation of Tampines by 2022. Please refer to the ANNEX for more details and artists’ impressions of some of the new features.