Ideas Wanted to Improve Kallang River Connectivity

Ideas Wanted to Improve Kallang River Connectivity
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by REACH Singapore

12 Apr 2017 11:42AM

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is calling for public feedback on improving connectivity at seven areas along Kallang River as part of the Government’s rejuvenation plans for the river.

These locations – the PIE, Central Expressway (CTE), Serangoon Road, Bendemeer Road, Kallang Bahru, Boon Keng Road, and Sims Avenue – currently limit accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Providing seamless connections along the river would allow for a “long and continuous park experience”, said URA executive architect Sean Tan.

“It creates an attractive environment for people, where they can escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and it can also attract communities,” he added.
Amongst its plans to achieve this vision, the URA is intending to build a spiralling bridge across the PIE near St Andrew’s Junior College as an alternative to the existing 14m-high pedestrian bridge.

The URA also hopes to upgrade underpasses as well as build new ones, including one under Sims Avenue that would help connect Kallang MRT station to the Singapore Sports Hub.

The URA’s plans can be viewed at the URA Centre in Maxwell Road until 2 May 2017. Visitors can give feedback at the exhibition, or online at www.ura.sg/kallangriver.

Source: “Ideas wanted to bridge gaps along Kallang River”, The Straits Times, 12 April 2017.


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