Here’s What to Look Forward to on ‘Car-Free Sunday’

Participants of this month’s Car-Free Sunday will be treated to a series of activities such as juggling classes and a circus performance as well as free health screening among many things in the Civic District this coming March 25.

Car-free Sunday, which has become a regular event, is held on the last weekend of every month where major roads in the Civic District are made inaccessible to vehicles to allow for a series events for cyclists and pedestrians.

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‘Car-Free Sunday’ to showcase Circus Performances, Safe Riding Track

The Urban Development Authority (URA) announced during a press release last March 22 that an experienced group of circus performers of the Bonfire Community Circus will grace Esplanade Park to share juggling tricks and techniques with participants during this month’s Car-Free Sunday.

Furthermore, there will be complimentary basic health screening booths set up at Connaught Drive, which people of all ages can visit for free services. Volunteers from Singapore Heart Foundation will also hold free classes for the public on how to operate AED machines.

Shoulder massages will be facilitated by the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped Mobile Massage Group, as per the URA.

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Personal mobility device users as well as cyclists can join the Land Transport Authority’s new safe riding course to learn safe riding methods. Safety trainers will help riders go through a training circuit to practise and hone their skills to ride safely and be familiar with the new safety rules and code of conduct according to the Active Mobility Act.

Members of the LoveCycling SG who promote cycling to work will host a mini lecture to share tips and advice on cycle-commuting roads for those interested in pedalling to work.

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Complimentary trishaw rides will be offered to participants, going through a route with iconic landmarks such as the Fullerton Hotel and the Esplanade at full view. The tri-cycles will be operated by volunteers from the Cycling Without Age and other cycling groups, but participants can choose to ride the vehicles on their own, with special priority will be given to the elderly and mobility-challenged individuals, as per URA.

Event sponsor and bike-sharing firm, ofo, will send out bike units for lease at $1.50 that is good for unrestricted use for more than 60 days, with a special pass, shared the URA.

The Telok Ayer Conservation Area will be the place for the arts as participants can take a trip down memory lane as they listen to classics and hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, timeless folksongs, as well as traditional Chinese opera pieces performed by the TAS theatre, a not-for-profit performing arts group, at the Chong Wen Ge pavilion.

Other activities include a sing-along session arranged for groups, shared the URA.