From bullcarts to BMWs. Singapore’s roads have catered to many different types of needs over the years. How will the role of roads evolve in the future? Find out at the family-friendly exhibition Friendlier Roads, Happier Commutes at the SG Mobility Gallery.
Making Roads Friendlier for All
The Friendlier Roads, Happier Commutes exhibition by the Land Transport Authority’s SG Mobility Gallery imagines how Singapore’s roads can be made into a safer and more pleasant space for all.
With the move towards a car-lite and sustainable Singapore, roads will need to evolve to meet the changing needs of users. Roads need to be more welcoming to green commuters, and cater to the needs of the elderly and the differently-abled too.
At the kid-friendly exhibition, visitors will learn how roads are being made friendlier for all.
Friendlier Roads, Happier Commutes at SG Mobility Gallery
The Friendlier Roads, Happier Commutes exhibition is divided into five sections with interactive elements for kids and families to learn more about the Land Transport Authority’s effort to made the roads safer for everyone.
But there is a hitch. Roguebot, a cyberbug, is on the loose and out to wreck havoc on the plans for friendlier roads.
Make your way around the various sections of the exhibition to counter Roguebot’s plans before a final “battle” at the end of the exhibition.
From Our (Great) Grandfather’s Road to Ours!
The first section highlights facts about Singapore’s road network and dispels some mistruths that we may have about our land transport needs.
Little windows with doors hide facts for you test your knowledge about assumptions people may have about Singapore’s land transport network. For example, will supporting Walk Cycle Ride journeys result in longer commutes? Open the doors to uncover the facts.
The Future is Friendly
In March 2023, the Land Transport Authority launched the Friendly Street initiative. This is intended to calm down the traffic and make Walk Cycle Ride journeys more people-friendly.
Swivel the blocks to uncover what this might look like when implemented in a typical residential neighbourhood.
Make Neighbourhood Commutes Friendlier
Help to make the neighbourhood roads safer and more inclusive for different types of commuters by choosing the correct road feature for different road users.
Kids can press the button to light up the way across the board for the elderly, young children and wheelchair users at this interactive station. Light up all five segments and don’t be befuddled by RogueBot!
Reimagine What Roads Can Be
Think that roads are only for motorists to drive on? To make land infrastructure friendlier for those switching to green commuting options, Land Transport Authority has been undertaking initiatives to repurposing roads for those who walk, cycle and take public transport.
These efforts include pedestrianisation of roads, widening footpaths and cycling paths and introducing more greenery into the land transport infrastructure.
Watch videos to learn more about these efforts and see if you are able to spot them around Singapore.
Blot the Bot
Finally, it is time to take on RogueBot. In this game, you will have to defeat the RougeBot and protect land transport features that have been set up in a neighbourhood.
Be nimble and fast to press the correct buttons to defeat RogueBot and become the champion for Friendlier Roads.
Learning More about People-friendly Spaces in the Neighbourhood
The Friendlier Roads, Happier Commutes exhibition is now on at the SG Mobility Gallery at Land Transport Authority’s Hampshire campus. Admission is free.
While at the exhibition, be sure to also visit the Gallery, you can learn more about the Land Transport Authority’s different initiatives and try out even more interactive transport-themed games.
To experience friendlier roads for yourself, you can also go on the free gamified trail at Tiong Bahru and Redhill. Discover more about the history and heritage of Tiong Bahru and Redhill while experiencing features like pedestrianised roads and green roofs on bus stops.
Find out more about the Tiong Bahru and Redhill game trail.