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Monday, 2 May 2016

Car Free Sunday - 24 April 2016

Car Free Sunday is an event organized by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Land Transport Authority (LTA), National Parks Board (NParks), National Arts Council (NAC), Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG). SG Car-Free Sunday takes place on every last Sunday of the month for six months from February to July 2016. Roads within the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District (CBD) will be closed to traffic and the streets will be given over to walkers, joggers and cyclists. 

24 April is the 3rd edition of the Car Free Sunday. It also coincides with the first Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) carnival which happens later in the day. The Wheelies had previously attended the 2nd edition when it was first opened up to the participation of PMDs.

SG Car Free Sunday have helped bring the awareness to the nation of going car-less and promote the benefits of of other travel options such as walking, cycling and PMDs . It has also highlighted our government's commitment towards reducing the carbon footprint and  moving towards a car-lite nation. 

In my personal opinion, going around in my electric unicycle not only fulfilled my responsibilities as a global citizen to help out with issues of global warming by reducing my carbon footprint, it is also a cost effective way of moving around, helping me saving money. Last but not the least, a successful event like SG Car Free Sunday also showed to the world a model where pedestrians, cyclist and PMDs users can come together to share a common space. 

Well done organizers!!!!

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