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URA calls tender for study on cycling route from central Singapore to south

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Tuesday called for an expression of interest (EOI), inviting consultants to study the feasibility of turning the Kallang Park Connector into a seamless commuter cycling route connecting central Singapore to the south.

The 10km Kallang Park Connector was the first park connector completed by NParks in 1992 to connect between Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Kallang Riverside Park. URA and NParks are studying how park users' experience along this park connector can be enhanced.

The preliminary study has identified seven locations along the park connector where pedestrians' and cyclists' journeys are currently affected or interrupted by major roads and expressways.

The exercise comprises a two-stage tender selection process. Interested teams are required to submit their proposals and information such as team composition and track record by Aug 24, 2015.

URA will evaluate the proposals and shortlist up to five teams of consultants to participate in the second stage of the EOI in October 2015.

The successful team that will undertake the planning study will be announced in the second quarter 2016.

The study is expected to take one year to complete. It is an exploratory study, and agencies will decide the next course of action after assessing the findings and the costs involved.