Singapore to spend extra S$1 billion on safer streets and improving first- and last-mile connectivity

Singapore to spend extra S$1 billion on safer streets and improving first- and last-mile connectivity

Best Communication, SAFER STREETS,

Areas with Friendly Street designations have a high commuter movement and are near to important features. According to LTA, which introduced the initiative in 2023, they will have widened roads, new barrier-free crossings with concern given to pedestrians, and” calmer automotive traffic” achieved through road solutions and colors. &nbsp,

LTA has begun work in Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok West, and Tampines out of the five aircraft areas with these features, with Toa Payoh and West Coast joining them in the coming month.

After that, 10 more municipalities are anticipated to undergo transformation. These are Bedok, Buangkok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Holland/Buona Vista, Jurong East, Pek Kio, Punggol, Sembawang, and Tiong Bahru/Havelock. &nbsp,

According to Dr. Khor, LTA will work closely with these towns ‘ citizens to utilize features that are needed. &nbsp, &nbsp,

Regulators will also apply and enhance senior-friendly features at more van stops, such as extra seats with arm and back rests, and maintain chair accessibility.

Additionally, more covered linkways will be built to connect MRT facilities to more urban areas, notably those that are 800 meters away from Friendly Streets and other important facilities. &nbsp,

More pedestrian-friendly overhead bridges may be retrofitted with lifts to offer barrier-free access, especially those that are close to public transportation hubs and healthcare facilities. There are now 87 of these pedestrian overpasses.