JLD has ambitious car-lite plans, with more space dedicated to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

 

85 per cent of all trips will be made by public transport, exceeding the 75 per cent in the city centre today. This is made possible by a transport system designed for seamless travel by public transport and active mobility.

 

The district will be well connected internally and to the rest of the island. New MRT lines and bus routes, facilitated by bus-only corridors, will form the backbone of the system. Each development will be no more than 3-5 minutes’ walk from an MRT station or bus stop.

 

With fewer cars, roads will be narrower and beautifully landscaped, making it easier to walk, cycle or use personal mobility devices. Car-sharing and on-demand autonomous vehicles will offer the option of a private vehicle when necessary. Car parking will be consolidated underground at the fringes of the district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future app platforms will integrate multiple modes of transport and help commuters decide on the move—whether and where to switch from MRT to bus, or car to bicycle in response to real-time traffic.

With such ease of travel, there may be no need to own a car, saving money and reducing our carbon footprint.

 

 

In future, instead of following pre-planned routes, on-demand driverless buses can react in real-time to pick commuters up and deliver them to their destinations in the most efficient manner. This saves energy and reduces overall travel times.

 

 

The volume of delivery trucks in the district will be cut by at least 65% during peak hours by better coordinating deliveries using an Offsite Consolidation Centre. This reduces peak hour congestion and raises the productivity of logistics firms.