Car-free zones the right move

I am glad Singapore is going in the right direction by implementing car-free Sundays ("Mass events to kick off first car-free Sunday in heart of city"; Feb 17).

I hope the six-month pilot becomes a regular feature.

Many countries around the world have implemented car-free zones.

We should have bicycle lanes so that people are motivated to cycle to work instead of driving, just like in many European cities.

During the 1970s, Singapore had a policy where any car going into restricted zones must carry at least four people.

It was an excellent idea, as it curtailed pollution levels and eased traffic congestion.

Perhaps, this should be considered again.

Shamim Moledina (Ms)