From a draining Monday to Friday, here comes the weekend where we wanted to relax and unwind. We end up thinking, ” Wouldn’t it be beautiful to breath fresh air,  feel and witness  the beauty of  nature  and spend some hours with the family cycling around East Coast Park?” The idea of being in the park and what the other activities play in the mind.

Can we bring our favorite bike or can we rent one? How many hours will it take to reach the place? Do we need to bring finger foods for the snacks and some bottled water?  All of the sudden the drive to go cycling at East Coast Park subsides.

What is good about living in ‘Singapura’ is the newest facilities, the cycling paths which are popping in random places. About 13 Km of Red Lanes are scheduled to operate in Bedok area which is really easy to recognize and vividly distinguished from the regular footpaths. So far, there are about nine cycling towns built, such as the Tampines, Yishun, Jurong Lake District, Punggol, Pasir Ris and a lot more to follow( Taman Jurong, Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Chua Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang) over the coming five years.

As Singapore moves towards a “car-lite” system, residents are more inspired to cycle regularly and often with a vested interest. It is beyond leisure in rolling down the splashy red paths every weekend, here are sensible reasons why paddling should be included in the new lifestyle:

Your new condo is tailored to you and your bicycle

In planning a condo, developers are recommended to consider how the occupant or resident can reach the bus stops, traffic junctions or MRT Stations. Layouts are advised to be more humane, along with strategically situated side gates close to pedestrian spots.

Bringing your bike and looking for a parking space could no longer be an issue, there are communal bicycle parking areas or racks down at the ground level or basement provided.

Your company’s office is also planned for you and your bike

No place that is too far that can’t be reached by bikes. Workplaces, far or near, old and new has been encouraged to address the needs of the employees after his or her travel via bikes such as shower facilities, bicycle racks, and lockers. You can also see some new ramps within the building areas, this is a quick and easy access to the other areas of the complex.

 Family and friends are closest than before

Not all biking paths are congruent. Some are made to connect parks, while others are along waterways which connects to the major transport areas such as the MRT Stations that build more bicycle parking spaces. Getting from one place to another through biking or park connectors heading to MRT station is a smooth, fast travel.

hdb cycle path

 Rental fees are low-priced than ever

Although you don’t have a bike, you can still experience and enjoy the said infrastructure. Bicycle -sharing is common and popular, easy for anybody who has a phone. With oBike, Mobike and Ofo around the market, for only $2 per hours, you can ride a bike.  If you have experienced renting bikes at East Coast Park or Pasir Ris Park, you are aware how reasonable is the price of using the services of bike-sharing.

State-of-the-art architecture of the Future

Bringing biking to another level, the HDB revealed previous year the brand new, advanced Forest Town at the old Tengah airbase area. This place will cater pedestrians and cyclists that have no cars. The town will be designed  based on sustainable community concept.  Personal mobility is the priority of the project, where underground is the area that vehicles are channeled. It is proud for its commitment to the cycling and walking paths on all road’s sides and for the future pioneers of HDB towns.