Lakeside-Taman Jurong cycling path unveiled
The 1.4-kilometre path was completed and unveiled on Sunday morning by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. From Lakeside train station, the path runs parallel to Yuan Ching Road, along Jurong Lake Park and on to Taman Jurong Town hub. This is the first completed stretch of the Taman Jurong cycling paths. One resident said she welcomed the new cycling path, adding that she felt assured as her husband would frequently cycle to work. Another added: "(The path) is quite cooling, and I don't need to cycle along the main road (anymore)". When fully completed in 2012, Taman Jurong will have some 10-kilometres of cycling track connecting cyclists to the town hub, Lakeside and the Jurong Lake area. Taman Jurong is one of seven HDB towns under the National Cycling Plan, which a $43 million plan to build cycling paths that will connect key amenities in residential towns.