Active mobility theme of Car-Free Sunday this weekend; road closures extended to noon

Participants can rent bicycles for free to ride along roads at the Central Business District, Civic District and Telok Ayer at Car-Free Sunday SG on Feb 26.
Participants can rent bicycles for free to ride along roads at the Central Business District, Civic District and Telok Ayer at Car-Free Sunday SG on Feb 26.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Personal mobility devices (PMDs) will take centre stage at Car-Free Sunday SG this weekend when participants can rent bicycles for free to ride along roads at the Central Business District, Civic District and Telok Ayer.

And for the first time ever at the event, the entire 5.5km car-free route will be open to the public from 8am to 12pm on Sunday (Feb 26). Previously, certain roads were closed only until 11am.

Bike share companies such as Mobike, O Bikes and OFO Bicycle will each offer 10 to 15 bicycles for free rental in 30-minute blocks on a first-come, first-served basis.

A roadshow along St Andrew's Road will feature PMD vendors such as CycleLogy, Falcon, EcoRider and The Cyclist Mess.

Aimed at encouraging a car-lite Singapore, the event's latest edition also has activities to promote responsible behaviour among cyclists, PMD users and pedestrians on shared paths.

Those who participate in the "Safe Riders Sunday" activities will stand a chance to win a Swifty Scooter worth $699 when they upload their photos on Facebook or Instagram with a caption on how they #RideSafer.

Car-Free Sunday SG is a community initiative by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Land Transport Authority, National Parks Board, National Arts Council, Health Promotion Board, Sport Singapore and Singapore Land Authority, supported by a host of community and interest groups.