The full network opens next month

It’s not like cycling is anything new; it’s just that the activity has been catapulted into the limelight ever since bike-sharing became a thing in Singapore earlier this year. As we reported, it's a particularly great time for cyclists in Singapore for a slew of reasons, even despite the occasional bad eggs who damage bikes or leave them in places they're not supposed to be. Now, Bedok is the next heartland to get its own bicycle network, following in the footsteps of Jurong Lake District, Punggol and Pasir Ris.

The first 5km of the upcoming 13km-long bike paths in Bedok just opened yesterday, with the rest of the path slated to open next month. These paths, which stretch along New Upper Changi Road, Bedok North Avenue 3, Bedok North Street 2, Chai Chee Road and Sims Avenue East, are similar to the ones in Ang Mo Kio; painted red to differentiate from the regular walking paths. Once the full stretch opens next month, Bedok will become the ninth cycling town in Singapore. These convenient routes will connect homes to train stations, schools and other amenities within the area.

Making the city an even more bike-friendly place, all HDB towns will be equipped with a cycling infrastructure and network that spans a total of 700km of cycling paths across Singapore by 2030. Currently, the network includes park connectors and stretches more than 400km. More info here.