Saturday, June 13, 2009

Treeless park connectors exposes pedestrians to heat

Treeless park connectors exposes pedestrians to heat
According to STOMPer Jogger, these areas at the Pasir Ris and Tampines park connectors have no trees to shade pedestrians who use these paths, thus exposing them to the sweltering heat.

In an email to STOMP today (June 13), the STOMPer wrote:

"Two of these pictures were taken at the Pasir Ris PCN which runs alongside Pasir Ris Drive 3. On the left side of the PCN there are no trees and so even at 5.00 pm, cyclists and joggers are exposed to the sweltering heat of the afternoon sun.

"Since there is much vacant land NParks could have planted some trees so that cycling and jogging can be made more pleasant.

"The canal near Pasir Ris Dr 3 is dry during the hot weather. It is filled with dead leaves, plastic bottles, bags and paper cups. The NEA and NParks should clean up the canal and make the environment a better place.

"At the Tampines PCN which runs alongside the Sungei Tampines, there are steps from ground level to the river and in the past some anglers were swept away by the swift currents when the tide was receding.

"Later NParks erected metal railings and even a high fence to keep out children and careless swimmers who took a risk by swimming in the river."

Treeless park connectors exposes pedestrians to heat
Treeless park connectors exposes pedestrians to heat
Treeless park connectors exposes pedestrians to heat

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