Brilliant to pedestrianise area

Pedestrians at the junction of Bideford Road and Orchard Road.
Pedestrians at the junction of Bideford Road and Orchard Road.ST FILE PHOTO

An Orchard Road with no cars fits perfectly into the car-light plans of the country. The central location will be people-centric.

The green credentials of Singapore will also be boosted, as our city-state shows the way in becoming more environmentally responsible .

A walking street Orchard Road will not just be about shopping, it will also be about bringing people out of the air-conditioned environment. There will be more open spaces and street life. With clever features, people will be protected from the harshness of the elements and enjoy our tropical climate in a comfortable manner.

The plan should be accelerated, not doubted. In fact, more roads in Singapore should be pedestrianised.

Ooi Can Seng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2017, with the headline 'Brilliant to pedestrianise area'. Print Edition | Subscribe