Car-free Sunday in the city to return for second run

Car-Free Sunday SG will take place on every last Sunday of the month for six months from February to July 2016.
Channel NewsAsia 23 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE: The second run of Car-Free Sunday SG will take place this Sunday (Mar 27), and will have longer hours of road closures and walking, running and cycling routes.

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. Family-friendly activities as well as sports and fitness sessions will be hosted in the adjacent spaces, according to a press release issued on Wednesday by various Government agencies.

Roads will be closed to traffic starting at a later time and over a longer duration, from 7.30am to 10am instead of 7am to 9am. The walking, running and cycling route will now include Esplanade Drive, forming a 5km car-free stretch – comprising St Andrew’s Road, Stamford Road, Esplanade Drive, Fullerton Road, Shenton Way and Robinson Road.

Connaught Drive will be closed from 7.30am to 7pm to host a variety of community sporting events and activities, according to the press release.

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), Car-Free Sunday SG will take place on every last Sunday of the month for six months from February to July 2016.

New timing, activities for this weekend’s car-free Sunday
Today Online 24 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE — The second edition of car-free Sunday in the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District will be happening this weekend, with extended hours and new activities to transform the area into a giant recreational space.

Roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7.30am to 10am instead of the 7am-to-9am period as in the first edition on Feb 28, which attracted thousands who turned up to exercise and enjoy the space. The walking, running and cycling route will be expanded to include Esplanade Drive, to form a 5km car-free stretch along St Andrew’s Road, Stamford Road, Fullerton Road, Shenton Way and Robinson Road.

Apart from free entry to museums, sports activities, street performances and guided heritage tours, this round of the event will also feature an arts and gardening bazaar from 8am to 6pm, as well as open-mike sessions from 3pm to 6pm for aspiring musicians, singers and dancers at Esplanade Park.

The National Gallery Singapore will host a one-hour yoga session from 9.10am, followed by an Easter egg hunt from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Car-free Sunday will happen every last Sunday of the month until July. Participants are encouraged to take public transport or cycle to the venue. Personal mobility devices, including motorised versions, are allowed. More details are available online at http://ura.sg/carfreesundaysg.

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