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Using Parks and Park Connectors Safely

A pleasant experience in our parks and Park Connector Network (PCN) requires all of us to be considerate towards one another.

The Government has implemented the Active Mobility Act (AMA), which puts in effect recommendations by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel on cycling and the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) and Power-Assisted Bicycles (PABs).

To ensure our parks and park connectors provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, please note the types of devices permitted on various paths, and to abide by the safety guidelines and onsite signage.

 

Types of Paths

We advise park users to stay on their designated paths. In our parks and along our park connectors, you will encounter these types of paths:

Shared Path

This is shared by all park users, with a maximum speed of 25km/hr. You may see the path being flanked by red continuous or dotted lines (when users approach an Attention Zone).

Segregated / Separated Path

At some locations, there are dedicated paths for various PCN users:

  • Footpaths -for pedestrians, cyclists and personal mobility aid users travelling at slower speeds (not more than 10km/h). Motorised PMDs and PABs are not allowed on the footpath.
  • Cycling path – for PMD users and cyclists travelling at higher speeds. This path is flanked by continuous or dotted lines (when users approach an Attention Zone) in red, and feature “PCN” imprints or cyclist icons.

Attention Zones

Segregated paths may merge into ‘Attention Zones’ at key nodes (such as bus stops, crossing, fitness corners, playgrounds, toilets and plaza areas). These are demarcated by red dotted lines, indicating a shared area for all users.

Within Attention Zones, cyclists and PMD users should slow down and give way to pedestrians.

 

Pilot for Revised PCN Typology

To better enhance the user experience along our Park Connector Network, we are piloting a revised park connector typology that will segregate paths into pedestrians-only paths and shared paths at selected stretches that are sufficiently wide and used primarily for recreation, such as along canals and coastal routes.

 

This pilot will be implemented progressively from August 2022 along approximately 30km of park connector paths in:

Changi Beach Park

Changi Bay PC

Coastal PC

East Coast Park

Pasir Panjang Park

 

Shared Path

Segregated / Separated Path

   

We will review the outcome of the pilot, including public feedback received, before deciding if this revised typology should be refined further and implemented at other park connectors.

 

We will be launching an online survey to gather your feedback on the revised typology. Stay tuned for the link here.

 

We will continue to work with LTA and other stakeholders to raise public awareness of good PCN etiquette, so as to provide a more pleasant and safer experience in our PCN and parks.

 

 

Etiquette

To facilitate a pleasant and safe experience, you may also see the following signage. We seek the cooperation of all users to abide by the signs:

Keep left, except when overtaking

Give way to pedestrians

Stay on track and keep to the left of your designated path

Motorised PMDs and PABs to stay within red lines. Do note that motorised PMDs and PABs are not allowed on footpaths

When approaching Attention Zones, slow down as there are other users


 

If you are a pedestrian, rollerblade user or pet owner…

  • Be careful when crossing the path, especially in front of an approaching cyclist or PMD user. Keep in mind that cyclists and PMD users need a sufficient distance to slow down and stop. 
  • When walking or rollerblading at night, wear brightly-coloured clothing to help other see you clearly from a distance. 
  • Do wear personal protective gear such as helmet or knee guards when rollerblading.
  • Leash your pet and walk it closer to the edge of the track while keeping yourself between the pet and other users, so that it will not stray into their path.
  • Always remember to clean up after your pet.

 

If you are riding a bicycle, motorised PMD or PAB…

Do:

  • Ensure that your device is in good condition and in compliance with LTA's regulations.
  • Wear protective gear, such as a helmet, for your own safety.
  • Ride in single file. 
  • Maintain a safe distance from other users.
  • Slow down and give way to other users, especially at crowded or narrow areas, and within Attention Zones (red dotted lines).
  • Remember that pedestrians have the right of way on pedestrian crossings.
  • Observe and comply with “No riding” signs, if any.
  • Keep both hands on the handlebars unless signaling. Signal in good time before you make a change in direction. 
  • Keep your device's lights on when riding at night, to make yourself more visible to other users.

Do not:

  • Weave along the track.
  • Overtake others when approaching places such as pedestrian crossings, corners and bends.
  • Cycle/ride your device in areas where it is not permitted.

 

Which areas are cycling and the use of PMDs and PABs allowed?

Check out MyTransport.SG app and tap on the ‘Cycling Routes’ tab for the latest cycling paths where the use of PMDs and PABs are allowed.

You can download the MyTransport.SG app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

Which areas are cycling and the use of PMDs and PABs not allowed?

Do note that cycling and use of PMDs and PABs are not allowed at the following locations:

  • The 4 gazetted Nature Reserves (Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Labrador Nature Reserve) 
  • Henderson Wave Bridge
  • Forest Walk at Telok Blangah Hill Park
  • Canopy Walk at Kent Ridge Park
  • Hindhede Nature Park
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Jurong Lake Gardens (except for one path to allow East-to-West connectivity)
  • Thomson Nature Park
  • Mangrove Boardwalks at Pasir Ris Park
  • Marsh Garden Boardwalk at West Coast Park
  • Boardwalk at Coney Island
  • Boardwalk at Admiralty Park
  • Select boardwalks (Bukit Chermin and Berlayer Creek) near Labrador Nature Reserve
  • Select boardwalks (Creek Walk, Beach Walk, Sailing Point Walk, Cliff Walk and Kelong Walk) at Changi Beach Park
  • Select boardwalks (Hanguana Trail, Squirrel Trail, Drongo Trail, Venus Walk and Venus Loop) at Windsor Nature Park
  • Select bridges (Kelong Bridge, Wave Bridge, Adventure Bridge) and boardwalk at Punggol Waterway Park
  • Rifle Range Nature Park
  •  Wallace Trail at Dairy Farm Nature Park
  • All hiking trails at Chestnut Nature Park

 

For more information, you may refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Last updated on 01 December 2022

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