Car-Free Sunday to feature family-friendly, fitness activities and safe-riding clinic

Jalan Besar GRC MP Yaacob Ibrahim (third from right) walks with residents from Kolam Ayer along St Andrew's Road during Car-Free Sunday on March 27, 2016.
Jalan Besar GRC MP Yaacob Ibrahim (third from right) walks with residents from Kolam Ayer along St Andrew's Road during Car-Free Sunday on March 27, 2016.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

This article was published on April 19, 2016, and updated on April 21

SINGAPORE - Roads within the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District will again be closed to traffic for Car-Free Sunday on April 24. 

The event, which is into its third edition and will see the area transformed into a walkable and cyclist-friendly precinct for the public, starts at 7.30am. 

Besides walking, jogging or cycling around the 5km car-free route, the community can look forward to a wide array of family-friendly activities and events.

Cyclists and users of personal mobility devices such as hoverboards are invited to pledge their commitment to be safe riders and to practice the seven habits of safe riding. They can also test out their safe riding skills at the Land Transport Authority’s Safe Riding Clinic.

There are also new activities happening in the Civic District, including the RHB Singapore Cup Football Carnival, Lindy Hop performance and lesson, pebble-painting activity, ActiveSG Kids Obstacles Fun Race, free performances at Victoria Concert Hall and guided tours of National Gallery.

 

Nine bus services will be affected by the road closures that day, SBS Transit said in a tweet on Tuesday (April 19).

SBS Transit said: "Services 97, 100, 130, 131, 133, 186, 195, 400 & 402 will be affected by road closures for the Car-Free Sunday SG."

Roads affected are mainly in the Civic District and Central Business District.

They include Anson Road, Connaught Drive, Fullerton Road, Marina Boulevard, Parliament Place and Shenton Way, among others.

Visit http://ura.sg/carfreesundaysg or the event's Facebook page for more details.


PHOTO: TWITTER / SBS_TRANSIT