Just upgraded from my foldie to road bike. Does anyone know how safe it is to go along Thomson Road leading down to the city to Newton? Am thinking of cycling daily to work there. I'll be commuting from Bishan to Little India.
Hi, you can look at an alternative route through Toa Payoh Lorong 1. Along Braddell road up to the Bishan road junction there are lots of access into Toa Payoh through the flatted factories in Toa Payoh north, near SPH. Then you follow Lorong 1 and go under the HDB blocks after CHIJ towards block 173 and there is an access to Thomson road under the flyover. Then you can continue on to Novena from there. I think there's much less traffic through Toa Payoh Lorong 1 compared to the Thomson road stretch near Marymount and the Polo club and the pavements are also wider. You can also cycle on pavement from Toa Payoh flyover to Novena, it's not very wide, there are not very many pedestrians I think (depends on the time of course) until you reach Novena.... and continue on pavement to Keng Lee road and then cut tthrough Farrer Park to get to Little India.