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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Don't turn us away during car free day

With the proliferation of usage of personal electric vehicles (PEV) in Singapore, it’s a common sight to see people in office wear on their PEVs going to office, buying groceries or a family just having a fun outing together at the beach. In short, PEVs has captured the attention of the nation and they are here to stay.

As Singapore's largest electric unicycle group, we were naturally excited when URA announces there will be a car free Sunday in Singapore starting 28 February. A car free Sunday is similar to the car free day held around the world. Held on the 22nd Sept every year, a Car-Free Day encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. It encourages people to reduce their carbon footprint by using other greener methods of travel.

Car free Sunday (Singapore) will be held on the last Sunday on every month for 6 months. The proposed route is 4.7km long, comprising full road closures around the Padang and partial road closures along Fullerton Road, Shenton Way and Robinson Road.

Proposed Routes

We have been propagating for the longest time for the electric unicycle to solve the current strain on public transportation, roads and parking. Besides being a green alternative for cars, it is also low cost and affordable for us, with many of the models costing below $1000. Being portable, it makes it easy for us to trolley around with us and keep in between our legs when we are on public transport and uses it for our first and last mile transportation needs. While we are advocating all the benefits (including health) that a green transport like the electric unicycle brings, we hope that the authorities don't turn us away come 28 February 2016.

As we look forward to our very own car free Sunday next month in our own backyard, we will look back at a KL car free day clip The Wheelies participated in. Enjoy!

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