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Park Connector Network

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The Park Connector Network (PCN) of Singapore is a network of walking/running/cycling paths that connects the various parks and other green spaces in Singapore. Both the parks and the PCN are managed by National Parks Board (NParks).[1]

As part of the National Cycling Plan to promote cycling, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is constructing networks of cycling paths within towns. These cycling paths connect with the PCN, enabling people to safely cycle both intra-town (e.g., from home to MRT station) and inter-town (longer distance cycling).[2]

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HistoryEdit

The proposal to form a park connector network was approved in 1991 by The Garden City Action Committee.[3] In 1995, The Kallang Park Connector became the first park connector to be implemented. Stretching over nine kilometres, the park connector links two regional parks: Bishan Park and Kallang Riverside Park. In December 2007, the Eastern Coastal Loop, a 42-kilometre loop, was completed, providing a link from East Coast Park to Changi Beach Park. By January 2012, 200 kilometres of the PCN has been completed.[4] In 2015, NParks has completed 300 kilometres of the PCN, along with the Central Urban Loop.[5]

ListEdit

Some of the park connectors form a loop. The list of completed loops include:

  • Central Urban Loop
  • Eastern Coastal Loop
  • Northern Explorer Loop
  • North Eastern Riverine Loop
  • Southern Ridges Loop
  • Western Adventure Loop

The individual completed park connectors include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Parks Board Annual Report 2010/2011
  2. ^ "Cycling". Ministry of Transport (Singapore).
  3. ^ Linking People, Linking Nature: The Park Connector Network of Singapore, Lena Chan et al.
  4. ^ Newsroom, Ministry of National Development
  5. ^ "Community gathers to celebrate 25 years of the Park Connector Network". National Parks Board. 20 September 2015.

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