28 Feb '16, 10pm

"It's not just reducing car usage, but it's a positive thing – we are gaining something from it."

SINGAPORE: The Car-Free Sunday initiative could expand to a bigger area and potentially continue beyond its six-month pilot, if response from the public gets "even better", said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong. Such car-free days could also possibly be organised more regularly – more than once a month, Mr Wong added. On Sunday (Feb 28), a few thousand cyclists, joggers and walkers took over the roads in the Civic District and the Central Business District on the first Car-Free Sunday. Speaking to the media after a bicycle ride around the 4.7-km car-free route, Mr Wong said this was a "very encouraging start". The pilot initiative will see roads in the Civic District closed to vehicles every last Sunday of the month for six months. From 7am to 9am, the roads around the Padang – St Andrew's Road, Stamford Road and Connaught Drive – together with Fullerton Road wi...

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