Photo: LTA Facebook page
Elderly residents living in Lengkok Bahru, a small neighbourhood in Redhill, will now find it easier to cross the road with the completion of the Silver Zone in their estate, revealed the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a Facebook post.
The Silver Zone programme involves installing senior-friendly road safety features to make motorists slow down and look out for pedestrians, and urges seniors to be more careful when crossing the road.
Launched on Sunday, 24 January, the Silver Zone at Lengkok Bahru includes raised informal crossings, fitted with ramps to provide users with a barrier-free route when crossing the road. In addition, land widths were reduced to encourage motorists to travel at lower speeds.
The LTA said it plans to build 35 new Silver Zones in Singapore by 2020.