Car Free Sunday returns July 30 with Sports & Fitness, Singapore News & Top Stories
SINGAPORE – Car Free Sunday is back this Sunday, July 30, and will feature a number of sports and fitness activities such as mass training, running and water football.
The initiative, which was piloted in 2016, typically covers the Civic Quarter and Central Business District roads that are closed to vehicles for a series of activities for the public on the last Sunday of the month.
This Sunday, a mass training session kicks off the day to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday. This will be followed by a 5.2 km car-free walk and run from the Civic Quarter to the Telok Ayer Conservation Area.
At Padang there will be sports and fitness activities such as standard obstacle challenges for children and adults, tennis and water football. The public can also get health and wellness advice at an Active Health Capsule exhibition.
Along with previously organized walking tours, such as those along Ann Siang Hill and Telok Ayer Green, there will also be free walking tours of public works of art on display in the city this Sunday.
Other activities organized in the Telok Ayer Conservation Area include a free outdoor yoga session at Telok Ayer Square. There will also be a community charity project at Telok Ayer Green aimed at helping the elderly learn about two national monuments: the Singapore Yu Huang Gong, which is the former Keng Teck Whay building; and the Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Center.
Cafes in the Telok Ayer Conservation Area will also open earlier from 8 a.m.
On Sunday, visitors to the car-free routes will be able to ride a pedicab to travel the Civic District Loop, while bike-sharing companies will offer free bike rentals.
The public is encouraged to take public transportation or bicycle to get to the Sunday event without a car. Details of road closures and a list of event venue activities are available on the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) website, www.ura.gov.sg
Car Free Sunday is organized by URA, Land Transport Authority, National Parks Board, National Arts Council, Health Promotion Board, Sport Singapore, Singapore Land Authority and various community groups.
The next car-free Sunday will be October 29.