Over the past few weeks, I’ve met and spoken to many Singaporeans who support the vision of a car-lite and people-friendly city.
It will take tremendous effort and time to make our vision a reality.
But if we want a future city that’s cleaner and greener, and provides an even better quality of life for all, we must start to make changes now.
Think of how we transformed Singapore over the last 50 years.
Likewise, the small steps we take today, accumulated over several years and even decades, can result in another wave of transformational change.
That’s why we’re working hard to improve our public transport and infrastructure for active mobility options like walking and cycling.
We’ve also been facilitating weekend road closures – initiated by local communities – around Singapore.
Later this month, we will take this a step further with our first Car-Free Sunday SG in the heart of the CBD and Civic District.
This will be done as a six-month pilot to be held on the last Sunday of each month from February to July. From 7am to 9am, the roads around the Padang – St Andrew’s Road, Stamford Road and Connaught Drive – and Fullerton Road will be fully closed to vehicles, while Shenton Way and Robinson Road will be partially closed for you to cycle, jog or walk.
On 28 Feb, come and experience for yourself what a car-free city is like. We’ve lined up an exciting series of family-friendly activities that morning. The museums will be opened earlier that day from 9am. So bring your family and friends to check out the re-furbished Asian Civilisations Museum and the newly-opened National Gallery of Singapore.
For those who prefer to simply relax and soak in the atmosphere, there’s a breakfast picnic area at the lawn in front of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, where you can enjoy roti prata, nasi lemak and other local delights.
We will be sharing more details on the programming very soon, but here’s a preview of the event logo for Car-Free Sunday SG. Let’s all do our part towards a car-lite and people-friendly city.
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