Wednesday, 13 July 2016

First and next few phases to transform Ang Mo Kio into cycling and walking town

1) First Phase of transforming AMK into a walking & cycling town completed


First phase of transforming AMK into a walking & cycling town
Video: Cycling in first phase of AMK town project (the red lines in the above map)

2) The next phase of connecting YCK mrt station to AMK phase 1 town project

Elevated walking and cycling path

from YCK mrt station

elevated path on top of existing path

elevated path


elevated path crosses AMK Ave 3......

.......to join to phase 1 path

existing crossing to AMK St 41

future elevated path across St 41
References:
1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6kQUW4uT8s
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAqzjn9yHMQ 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Work to start on 150km Round Island Route green corridor

The Straits Times, 09 Jul 2016
Adrian Lim


SINGAPORE - Construction work on the first 60km of a 150km continuous green trail that will go around Singapore will start at the end of the year, in an ambitious project to enhance connectivity and create new recreational spaces for cyclists and park goers.


In a ceremony on Saturday (July 9), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong planted a tree at the Sengkang Riverside Park, commemorating the start of phase one of the Round Island Route, an idea conceptualised in 2011.


The 150km corridor, which is more than three times the length of Singapore, will be built in three stages. While a completion date has yet to be announced, the route will link up existing natural, cultural, historical and recreational sites when finished.

Expected to benefit about 3.5 million residents along the route, the development is part of the larger Park Connector Network (PCN), which is already 300km in length.

The National Parks Board (NParks) will be calling for a tender in the next few months for the first phase of the route, with construction works expected to start at the end of the year (2016).


The first 60km stretch, named the Coastal Adventure Corridor, will start from Rower's Bay at the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, passing along the coasts of Punggol, Pasir Ris, Changi and East Coast Park, before reaching Gardens by The Bay East.

The Round Island Route's tracks will be mostly 6-metre in width, wider than the 4m paths at the park connectors. It will also have shelters, toilets, lookout points, information kiosks, bicycle parking lots and self-help bike repair facilities.

Read the full article @ http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/work-to-start-on-150km-round-island-route-green-corridor

Monday, 23 May 2016

Singapore Alexandra Queensway park connector (May 2016)

Alexandra Queensway park connector

Alexandra Canal Linear park is just across the road



If you have S$1m, you can buy a HDB terrace house here



Queenstown stadium

Fence around Queenstown stadium


Global Indian International School

Approaching Queensway

Just follow the arrows






Alexandra Fire Station


Queensway Shopping Centre



Junction of Queensway, Alexandra Road and Jalan Bt Merah

IKEA just in front, Alexandra Village foodcourt behind


Entrance to Alexandra Hospital


Gillman flyover


Old Malayan Railway track just below Gillman Flyover

The Interlace condo wins 2015 World Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival


Way to Hortpark, Alexandra Road

Approaching Alexandra Arch, Hortpark



End of Alexandra Queensway park connector, beginning of Alexandra Garden trail


Alexandra Garden trail

Starting / ending point from Depot Road

Connecting to Telok Blangah Hill park, Southern Ridges

Way to Labrador MRT, Berlayer Creek and Labrador nature reserve


The former Gillman Barracks

Way to Berlayer Creek, Labrador nature reserve, Labrador MRT station

Video: Cycling from Alexandra Garden trail to Telok Blangah hills

Berlayer Creek (link) and Labrador MRT station

Nearest park and park connector:
1) Labrador nature and coastal walk 
2) HortPark
3) Henderson park connector
4) Telok Blangah Hill park
5) Alexandra park connector