Can the MCE Change the Way We Run in Singapore?
The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) is set to launch 29th December this year. At 5km in length, the MCE will connect the southern end of the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and its junction with the East Coast Parkway to the eastern end of Ayer Rajah Expressway.
With a 3.6km underground tunnel, which includes a 420-metre section that crosses under the Marina Bay Channel seabed, the MCE will bring more traffic to the Marina Bay area, which is being developed into a commercial, entertainment and residential hub.
What Does the MCE Mean to Runners?
Due to Singapore’s space constraints, marathon routes here are similar. Most routes will include East Coast Park, which is known for its long stretches spanning more than 20km.
Could marathon organisers take advantage of the new MCE to hold more adventurous races for runners in Singapore?
Perhaps 2014 could be the year where even more exciting race routes appear. Running in an underground tunnel in the sea sounds attractive for lots of runners itching for a new race route.
What do you think? Will organisers be able to get approval from the authorities for runners to run on the MCE?