Guess what? Cycling around Singapore will no longer be a dream. It will not be occurring anytime too soon but it is definitely happening in the near future. So start pumping on your leg days and prepare your calves for some action. With major cycling routes underway, we reckon you’re gonna be cycling…real soon!
Round Island Route – Cycle Around The Island!
The Round Island Route, a continuous 150km park connector that goes around the island is set to begin development work by the end of this year. Spanning three times the length of Singapore, most areas of this cycling routes will be 6 metres wide (the current park connectors are 4 metres), giving cyclist and joggers more space to exercise. It also reduces the risk of bike-related accidents.
This Round Island Route will be built in three stages, linking existing natural, cultural, historical and recreational sites. If you have friends coming down to visit you, you can show them the eco-tourism side of Singapore (and not just Marina Bay Sands)!
On top of that, a man-made island with wetland plantings will be created at the Sengkang Riverside Park. This enables otters to build their dens. Just imagine yourself admiring the cute otters while taking a break from cycling! If that doesn’t bust your stress, we don’t know what will.
Coastal Adventure Corridor – Enjoy Beach Views While Cycling
The Coastal Adventure Corridor (first phase of all the Round Island Route) stretches a good 60km. It will start from Rower’s Bay at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park through Gardens by the Bay. The best part? It’ll pass through the coasts of Punggol, Pasir Ris, Changi and East Coast Park. This will certainly mean that you can cycle while enjoying views of sea, sunset, sunrise, and nature!
There will be more cycling bridges connecting from points to points. This means that the journey is seamless! You’ll no longer need to disembark from your bike to make certain crossings.
The developer will also be jazzing up the cycling routes with amenities such as shelters, washrooms, bike parking lots and self-help bike repair facilities.
Inter-town Cycling Routes
Currently, the government plans to develop more inter-town cycling routes to connect commuters from their homes to the city. We should be able to see a Queenstown-City and Geylang-City routes soon. Towns such as Bishan, Hougang and Bukit Timah will also be connected to the existing cycling routes to the city.
We can’t wait for these cycling routes to be ready! For now, we just have to make do with existing cycling loops – in yellow, orange, pink, green, and blue. Do you know of other great cycling routes around Singapore? Do drop us a comment and let us know!