Jurong Lake District has joined the ranks of Punggol, Tampines, Pasir Ris and Yishun, as it turns itself into the eighth cycling town. With the launch of a 15-kilometre cycling network on Saturday (1 July), commuters and residents will find travelling easier in Jurong East, Chinese Garden and Lakeside.
I explored a substantial portion of the Jurong cyling network over the weekend.
Whilst it's certainly an improvement over the previous infrastructure (pavements), I would hesitate to really call it a full-fledged cycling network. It's basically some widened pathways using bicycle-friendly surfacing, stitched together wherever possible.
But it's a step in the right direction, and I hope they don't give themselves a pat on the back and stop here as though the job is done :)