Car-Free Sunday SG
The Civic District and parts of the CBD will be closed to vehicles every last Sunday of the month for six months and transformed into spaces for families and friends to engage in sports and fitness, cultural and other family-friendly activities.
Starting on the 28 February 2016, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure & Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan and Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong will be flagging off the event at 7am outside the National Gallery Singapore, along St Andrew’s Road.
This Car-Free Sunday is a pilot initiative presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Land Transport Authority (LTA), National Parks Board (NParks), National Arts Council (NAC), Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG).
Activities at Car-Free Sunday
The public can take part in exercises conducted by fitness groups such as JRL Academy or try their hand at different sports at the Sports Try Outs such as 3-a-side Basketball, Mini Tennis and fun football activities conducted by ActiveSG Football Academy principal and local football legend, Aleksandar Duric.
There will also be a special breakfast picnic session, “Breakfast@Empress”, where local delights, such as roti prata, nasi lemak and mee rebus will be made available.
On top of that, various exhibitions and galleries on Asian and Southeast Asian art and culture will be held at The National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall starting from 9am.
Other activities include guided tour to along historical landmarks, children activities at Esplanade Park and street performances throughout the day.
Getting to Car-Free Sunday
In line with the objective of going Car-Free, members of the public are encouraged to take public transport or cycle to the event venue. Participants can cycle on their own bicycles or rent one from Car-Free Sunday SG’s partner bicycle rental companies and collect the bicycles at Connaught Drive. Amateur cyclists can take this opportunity to test out cycling as a means of commuting with a buddy, mentor or guide by joining experienced cyclists from Love Cycling SG, a cyclist interest group.
Source: URA website