Stomper finds symbols on shared path at East Coast Park confusing: They are part of NParks pilot

Submitted by Stomper Richard

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Do you understand what they mean?

A park user found the symbols on the shared path at East Coast Park to be confusing and suggested changing them.

Sharing photos of two different sets of symbols, Stomper Richard said: "I saw these on the tracks in East Cost Park. I assume they are to remind pedestrians, cyclists and scooters to keep left.

"The message 'keep left' painted together with the three symbols can confuse people to think that all three categories of users can be in the same lane, especially since one lane is painted for 'pedestrians only' with the walker symbol.

"Perhaps NParks (National Parks Board) may want to consider deleting the three symbols. The message 'keep left' is clear enough."

In response to a Stomp query,  NParks Group Director of Parks Development Kartini Omar said: "To better enhance the user experience along our Park Connector Network (PCN), NParks is piloting a revised park connector typology that will segregate paths into pedestrians-only paths and shared paths for selected stretches of the PCN; and incorporate newly designed ground imprints to enhance clarity on user groups allowed on the paths.

"Under the Active Mobility Act (AMA), shared paths are the default typology for majority of cycling paths and park connectors (PC), due to space constraints.

"NParks is piloting pedestrians-only paths alongside shared paths for wider park connectors that are used primarily for recreation (e.g. along canals and coastal routes, or within parks), with suitable conditions for segregation. For example, the park connectors should be minimally 4m wide for a distance of at least 1km.

"The paths will also feature new ground imprints that clearly reflect the user groups allowed. Currently, a total of 30 km of park connectors in Changi Beach Park, Changi Bay PC, Coastal PC, East Coast Park, and Pasir Panjang Park have adopted this revised typology.

"As part of the pilot, NParks is gathering feedback from park users on the revised typology through an online survey. This survey can be accessed by scanning a QR code on posters onsite, or by visiting

"Close to 300 responses have been received since the launch of the survey in February 2023. The feedback has overall been positive, with most agreeing that there is better clarity on the type of users allowed on each path.

"NParks welcomes further feedback on the revised typology through the online survey. We will continue to monitor the feedback and review the outcome of this pilot holistically before deciding whether it is suitable for implementation in other sites, whether in parts or in whole."

Below is the revised typology.