Road closures for car-free Sunday on Feb 28

A view of the Padang and the CBD as seen from Swissotel The Stamford.
A view of the Padang and the CBD as seen from Swissotel The Stamford.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Roads around the civic district and Central Business District will be closed on Sunday (Feb 28) for the first "car-free Sunday".

The pilot scheme by the Urban Redevelopment Authority aims to promote a car-lite Singapore, and will be held on the last Sunday of each month.

Various events will be held in the car-free area, and the closed roads will form a 4.7km-long cycling and walking route.

Connaught Drive will be closed to cars for most of the day, from 5am to 7pm.

Roads around the Padang and the Singapore Parliament will be closed from 5am to 12pm.

 

They include Telegraph Street and part of St Andrew's Road and Parliament Place.

Some lanes on Stamford Road, Fullerton Road, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way, Maxwell Road, Robinson Road and Collyer Quay will be affected.

In addition, four roads will be closed from 7am to 9am. They are McCallum Street, Boon Tat Street, Cross Street and Finlayson Green.

During the closures, access to closed roads will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles.

Auxiliary police officers will be deployed to regulate traffic and assist motorists, police said.

Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced, and vehicles parked indiscriminately or causing obstruction will be towed.

Members of public may contact organiser Hivelocity Events on 9778-1235 for inquiries on the event and the road closures.