Upcoming Car-Free Sunday dates: 26 February, 26 March & 30 April
Join in a fun-filled day of activities with your friends and family at the upcoming Car-Free Sunday SG on 26 February 2017. Walk, jog, or cycle around the Central Business District and the Civic District to experience our city in a whole new way! We have expanded our route and it will include Cecil Street and the Telok Ayer Conservation Area! We will flag off at 8am in front of National Gallery steps!
Car-Free Sunday SG turns part of our city into a pedestrian and cyclist friendly precinct and creates a 5.5 km route of closed roads in the heart of the city. It is part of the larger movement towards a car-lite Singapore, envisioning our city with fewer cars.
Car-Free Sunday SG takes place on the last Sunday of every month, with exciting line ups of activities for each edition!
Line-up of activities (Generic)
Whether you are into yoga, dance, basketball, fun challenges, visiting the museums or just enjoying the day out with your friends or children, there are a range of exciting activities you can enjoy. For the list of activities, visit www.ura.gov.sg/Car-Free-Sunday/Programme
Car-free Sunday SG – February 26, 2017
How visible are cyclists and pedestrians to a truck driver?
Volvo Trucks Singapore to feature “See and Be Seen” installation and games to educate the public on road safety around heavy vehicles
Accidents involving heavy vehicles constituted 10.73 per cent of all road accidents in 2015, according to the Traffic Police, with the number of heavy vehicle accidents increased to 877 from 839 in the previous year.
To educate the general public about road safety around heavy vehicles, Volvo Trucks Singapore will be featuring its “See and Be Seen” truck installation at Car-free Sunday SG on February 26 to let visitors experience first-hand the limited field of view a truck driver faces.
Visitors will be invited to spot brightly coloured bicycles placed on all sides of a truck while seated behind the steering wheel, enabling visitors to learn about maximising their visibility to truck drivers and taking appropriate safety measures to minimise road accidents.
Road closure and general information
In response to public feedback, the duration and route for the road closure for Car-Free Sunday SG have been extended and will take place rain or shine. However, our lineup of activities may be suspended in the event of heavy rain or lightning. Please come prepared and don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, ponchos and water bottles to stay hydrated! Follow the #CarFreeSundaySG Event Page on Facebook to get the latest updates.
Photo credit: www.ura.gov.sg