Unbroken green stretch along railway land?

July 2, 2011 by  
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By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 2 Jul 2011.

The railway lands that were returned to Singapore yesterday may be kept a continuous green stretch and could even be linked to existing park connectors.

A day after the historic handover of the 26km tract of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) lands, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said yesterday that it would ‘comprehensively review and chart the development plans’ for the lands and their surrounding areas.

‘The URA will study the possibility of marrying development and greenery, such as applying innovative strategies to maintain a continuous green link along the rail corridor without affecting the development potential of the lands,’ it said in its first statement on the lands, much of which is flanked by unspoilt vegetation.

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Source: The Straits Times via Wildsingapore

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One Response to “Unbroken green stretch along railway land?”
  1. Choong says:

    If we were to see the High Line ( Elevated Railway Track @ New York City) and we will notice it looks beautiful………but without a soul. It is just another modern landscape and walking path. Perhaps SLA should consider roping in some guys from the Singapore
    Zoo and Art & Culture to put in some thoughts.
    We need a path that when we walk along , the surrounding elements not only energize our body but also do good to our soul. I believe this track will be a fantastic public space for Singaporean to connect with land and with one another.
    Shanghai is fame for its The Bund, Singapore will be known for Singapore Green Corridor.

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