Pedestrian and cyclists sharing facilities in Singapore
Rojas Lopez, Maria Cecilia
Wong, Yiik Diew
Date of Issue2017
Proceeding of International Velo-City 2017 Conference: The Freedom of Cycling
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Centre for Infrastructure Systems
Singapore is a small, densely populated, and highly urbanised island city-state. More than 12% of the available land in the nation is dedicated to transport facilities. An elevated percentage compared with the 14% land use dedicated to housing. Pedestrians and cyclists commonly share transport facilities necessitated by the limited land space. From a relatively low base of 1-2% cycling as a main transport mode and moderated walking rates, active mobility (walking and cycling) is now increasing in popularity. Thus, “shared facilities” need to be comprehensively planned. Comfort, accessibility, and safety of users need to be carefully considered. This study summarises planning and spatial characteristics of shared facilities in Singapore. Perception surveys were employed to explore the impact of different characteristics of shared facilities on: (1) users’ travel behaviour; (2) attitudes towards walking and cycling; and (3) active mobility demand. Users of different demographics were surveyed. The relationship between pedestrians and cyclists travelling requirements/needs and actual shared facilities operating conditions is established. Providing impetus to establish planning and management standards for such facilities. Transport schemes and policies to increase active mobility demand, especially cycling, while maximising aforementioned factors (comfort, accessibility, and safety), are discussed.
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