The Land Transit Authority (LTA) has announced that by 2030, all 24 towns of Singapore will have pedestrian-friendly streets. Plans include having longer green-man signals, lower speed limits, and kerb-free crossings. Two pilot projects have already been launched in Bukit Batok and Queenstown, and a third will be launched in Bedok in December 2023.
The initiative is part of a larger Age Well SG programme covering housing, transport, and active ageing among others.
Meanwhile, five pilot locations have been selected, namely Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok West, Tampines, Toa Payoh and West Coast, to test the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Friendly Streets scheme. Construction is scheduled to start by the end of 2023 and will upgrade 5km of roads across these neighbourhoods to prioritise pedestrians instead of vehicles.