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Sunday Is Car-Free Day For KL!

Fresh out the press – some of Kuala Lumpur’s busiest roads will be closed to cars on Sunday (22/09/2013)!

According to the New Straits Times, our beautiful Kuala Lumpur city has become the latest city to join in the World Car-Free Day movement this coming Sunday. This global programme is in support for environmental conservation – it aims to reduce a nation’s carbon footprint by cordoning off busy city sections for a period of time.

With that said and in hopes to encourage the folks of KL to play their part saving in preserving Mother Earth, a section of the busy town will be closed to cars from 6.30am to 11am. Roads that are affected include:
An approximate 4km loop around Bukit Nanas – it starts from Jalan Dang Wangi to the Golden Triangle via Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail.

In conjunction with that, the inaugural KL Mayor’s Cup cycling race will be held on the isolated routes, followed by a leisure cycle, jog or walk by the public. So take note dear readers, and be sure to plan your drive trips well! In fact, why not partake in this good-cause event if you have nothing in line for Sunday yet.

On a last note, Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) deputy president Datuk Naim Mohamad said that there might possibly be more car-free days in the near future. As quoted, “If a monthly campaign proves successful as well, then we may see a car-free Sunday every week.” Nonetheless, it all depends on the response given by the public on this coming Sunday.

Sources: NST, Asia One

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