How to (re-)design Singapore’s streets for active mobility?


By Future Cities Laboratory (FCL)

Singapore has announced ambitious plans to make cycling a more popular mode of transport, including the implementation of new cycling infrastructure and other initiatives. This may be an opportune moment to take a step back and reflect on the reciprocity between urban design and active mobility.

Does the new infrastructure provide a pleasant and safe experience for cyclists? Does Singapore’s tropical climate and existing street network hinder or promote active mobility? How did cities that are walking and cycling havens attain their status?

In a panel discussion moderated by Prof Dr Stephen Cairns, programme director of the Future Cities Laboratory, experts from transport planning, urban design, planning authorities and a cycling enthusiast group will discuss key questions about how to make Singapore’s streets and urban fabric more inviting for cyclists and pedestrians.

Join this dialogue on street design and active mobility in a lively lunchtime session.

On 5 Oct at Archifest Pavilion@Raffles Place Park, from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, FCL offers a peephole into an alternative future in Tiong Bahru, where Seng Poh Road is reimagined and redesigned for cyclists and pedestrians. The showcase Bike to the Future | Imagining an alternative future for the streets of Singapore allows an immersive 360-degree experience to draw you into the active streets of the future and provide first-hand insights on the impact of street design on commuting experience.

An event of Archifest 2016:

Archifest is an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016 sees the festival celebrating its 10thanniversary, which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016, at Raffles Place Park. The 2016 theme is titled “EXHALE”. Visit www.archifest.sg for more events.

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Wed Oct 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SGT
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Archifest Pavilion@Raffles Place Park
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5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618 Singapore
Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) Take Exit A or B, towards One Raffles Place/ Clifford Centre/ Chevron House/ Raffles Place Park. We are located right between Exits A & B.
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