Cycling and pedestrian infrastructure Singapore
Like many Asian mega-cities, Singapore is geared towards motorised traffic. Due to increasing prosperity, car ownership is increasing. In addition, the available space is used intensively by the many inhabitants of the city. As a result, roads are congested and road safety is under pressure. Government campaigns try to bring about a change in behaviour in which car ownership is discouraged and alternative means of transport are promoted. To make Singapore a car-free city, a bicycle network is created, public transport is stimulated and people are encouraged to walk. This new approach in the densely populated Ang Mo Kio is a model for the whole of Singapore.
Dutch expertise cycling infrastructure
Witteveen+Bos and Engineering Surbana Jurong have provided the planning and design for the bicycle network and pedestrian network in this district. This will build on the existing Dutch expertise of Witteveen+Bos in the field of cycling infrastructure. In the final design phase, local engineering firms will contribute to the further development of the plans under the supervision of Witteveen+Bos. By making spatial analyses it is possible to determine how bicycle routes and intersections can fit into the existing densely built environment. The anticipated increase in bicycle use will also be taken into account in this early design stage by naming upgrade scenarios. The development of a bicycle network and a good pedestrian infrastructure that is designed for future growth will ensure that 175,000 inhabitants of the district can cycle and walk safely and comfortably.
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By working with upgrade scenarios in the spatial analyses, it is possible to take future growth into account