How to enjoy cycling in Singapore

Cycling around Singapore has never been easier. With a massive network of park connectors stretching throughout the island, you can park hop conveniently while carrying out a variety of recreational activities with your bicycle.

The 300km Park Connector Network

Since the nineties, the Singapore government has been constructing jogging, cycling, skating and scooting routes to connect Singapore’s various parks and green spaces around the country. This Park Connector Network or PCN is a network of walking, running or cycling paths that covers a distance of over 300km, making most of this island fairly accessible.

The paths of the PCN follow roads, canals, and rivers to link up Singapore’s major parks, allowing riders to take their family and friends on adventures around the island while avoiding traffic jams and massive crowds for too long, if at all.

What better way to enjoy the scenic routes the park connectors have to offer than on a bicycle. Simply hop on for a breezy ride to your destination.

With the 2040 Land Transport Masterplan (LTMP) in place, Singapore’s transportation network continues to grow drastically! Navigating around the country will only get more convenient with the developments day after day. 

The Land Transport Authority’s 2040 Land Transport Masterplan promises a convenient, well-connected, inclusive and fast land transport system that will meet the needs and aspirations of Singaporeans over the next few decades and beyond.

Using a folding bike to explore places

With the CarryMe foldable bicycle and the CarryAll foldable tricycle, you’re all set to embark on a fun and convenient journey exploring the entire country. Weighing at a lightweight 8.4kg and measuring a mere 32cm (H) x 25cm (W) x 93cm (L) when folded, the CarryMe foldable bicycle is approved by the LTA and can be used on any paths and be brought into any public transportations in Singapore, being under the 120cm by 70cm by 40cm size-limit for folding bicycles.

Likewise, the CarryAll foldable tricycle is allowed to be used on the pathways and roads and also to be brought into public transports, as it weighs 10.4kg and standing at 97cm folded. Thanks to its lightweight and compact design, you can even bring it onboard an aircraft, taking it with you in your next adventure out of town. 

The CarryAll folding tricycle is specially designed for active seniors, children and young adults with special needs, as well as both adults and children who cannot cycle or have difficulties balancing. Its three-wheel configuration makes balancing easy. Couple with its compact nature, the CarryAll three-wheeled folding tricycle is extremely user-friendly and can be essentially used anywhere.

Just fold up your CarryMe compact folding bike or CarryAll compact folding tricycle in under 20 seconds and roll it into the MRT and hop up the bus and you are ready to rumble!

Rules & Safety 

Riding on the road is also fairly simple if you are aware of the road traffic rules. Firstly, cyclists are prohibited from riding on the right side of another vehicle that is not a bicycle, unless they are attempting to overtake the vehicle. If you are cycling with your friends or family on the road, do ensure that you ride in pairs or a single file. As always, be alert to the traffic conditions and stay aware of your surroundings while riding on the road.

To ensure the rider’s safety while cycling, the LTA has introduced a couple of rules and regulations to be followed.

First and foremost, always ensure you are wearing your helmet and other necessary safety equipment at all times. Bicycle helmets reduce the risks of any head injury by a whopping 69%! Secondly, to ensure the safety for yourself and others, there are different speed limits that riders have to obey on different types of paths. Riders must not exceed 10km/h on footpaths, 25km/h on shared paths and the road speed limit on the asphalt.

All cyclists or PMD users are also highly encouraged to pick up a family of good practices while cycling to share public paths safely and harmoniously with everyone.

Checking that your lights, brakes, and tyres are in good working condition before you embark on a journey is a good practice to ensure safety for yourself and others. Next, always watch your speed and slow down while passing or going around other cyclists or pedestrians. This is to reduce the injuries sustained by victims in the event of an accident.

Also, try your best to avoid projecting your bicycle’s headlights into the eyes of an oncoming rider/pedestrian when riding in the dark. It can impair their vision and hence, may cause an accident to happen. Walking your bicycle in crowded areas, keeping both of your hands on the handlebar and gently alerting others of your presence are simple gestures that could easily prevent any accidents from occurring.

Your bicycle is and will always be one of your most valuable possessions. Hence, do ensure that your bicycle is always in a secured location. It is a much safer option to keep your bicycle inside your house instead when you are not using it. If you need to park your bike at a public place, ensure it's locked securely at a designated parking bay.

Always ensure you’re using a durable and solid lock to secure your bike. You can consider using a U-lock that provides better security compared to an ordinary cable lock.

Consider making unique and permanent identification marks such as engraving or affixing the Bicycle Security Label on your bicycle. It will help you identify your bike against other similar models and can enhance the security of your bike. The Security Label comes with a unique serial number that helps you and the Police to identify your bicycle if it is stolen. You can approach any Neighbourhood Police Centre with your bicycle to collect a label.

All in all, cycling is hands-down one of the best ways to explore the country while bonding with your family or friends. With the CarryMe compact foldable bicycle and the CarryAll compact foldable tricycle, your commuting trips will be as convenient than ever. At the same time, we must still abide to the simple rules and regulations, to ensure maximum safety for your loved ones and your bike.